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The Sassafras can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Sassafras falls into the following type(s): Ornamental Tree
The Sassafras grows to be 30' to 60' feet in height.
The Sassafras has a spread of about 25' to 40' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Slow growth rate.
The Sassafras does well in Full, Partial Shade exposure(s).
The Sassafras grows in Acidic, Drought Tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Well Drained, Wet soils.
The Sassafras has a(n) Rounded shape.
A captivating, native North American tree known for its brilliant display of autumn foliage and aromatic smell. Leaves are 3"–7" long, bright to medium green in summer changing to enchanting colors of yellow, deep orange, scarlet and purple in the fall. They have a unique mitten (right- and left-handed) or three-lobe shape. The 1/2" dark blue fruit is loved by birds in the fall. Plant in full sun or partial shade in moist, acidic, well-drained soil. Be sure to remove any shoots that develop for a single-trunk tree. Grows at a medium to fast pace to 30'–60' tall with a 25'–40' spread. (zones 4–9)
Each tree is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it at one half the original price, plus shipping and handling.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Natural Root and Containerized Trees
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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