The sassafras bark and roots were once used (and perhaps still are) for medicines, tea and root-beer. Leaves are generally mitt-shaped but variable in form, turning yellow and purple in fall. Female trees have attractive spring flowers and blue-black berries (drupes) in the fall.
Size and Light Requirements
In full sun to partial shade, the sassafras will grow to 40 feet in height in 30 – 40 years.
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