Latin: Sassafras albidum
Other common names: sassafras
Mature Height: 30-60 ft
Soil / Climate: tolerates a wide range of soil types. grows well in moist, well drained sites.
Notes: smooth brownish orange bark on young trees. wood is light and hard. all parts of the tree are fragrant. the oil has been used specifically for it’s distinct fragrance. roots can be used to make tea. leaves usually consist of 3 lobes, but sometimes can occur as a two lobed ‘mitten’, or single unlobed oval. fruit is blueish black, less than 1/2 inch in diamter.
Wildlife: Branches and leaves are eaten by whitetail deer. Branches, leaves, and seed is eaten by a wide variety of other mammels and birds.
Cold Stream Farm supplies Sassafras trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.
Additional information on Sassafras albidum can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.