Sassafras - Sassafras albidum | Pots ready spring & fall

Common name: Sassafras

Scientific name: Sassafras albidum

Example mature size: 20 m tall, 12 m wide; 66 ft tall, 39.5 ft wide

Sunlight: Shade, Partial-sun

Water: Average, Dry

Soil: Loam

Blooms: Yellow in April

Ontario plant status: Native Tree - Deciduous, Rare

Natural habitats: Forest-shaded

Wildlife benefits: Bees/wasps 🐝, Beneficial insects 🐞, Butterflies/skippers 🦋

Points of interest: - Rare tree, found growing naturally in pockets of southwestern Ontario - Fast growing,and usually doesn't flower the first 10 years - Oils from this tree are sometimes used in the making of soaps and perfumes - Fun fact .... bark was used to make the original root beer