Sassafras albidum

£2.50

Sassafras. A long-lived, columnar to upright large tree, spreading by suckers, growing to 25 m (80 ft) high. It has aromatic dark green leaves which turn yellow to orange in autumn, and tiny yellow flowers in spring as the leaves emerge. The leaves, shoots, and root bark are all used as a flavouring, notably in beers but also in cooking; the root bark and essential oil are used medicinally. The plant repels insects and a dye is made from the wood. Likes a deep acid fertile soil and sun or part shade. Hardy to -23°C. Stratification: CS16. Number of seeds: 10.

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Sassafras. A long-lived, columnar to upright large tree, spreading by suckers, growing to 25 m (80 ft) high. It has aromatic dark green leaves which turn yellow to orange in autumn, and tiny yellow flowers in spring as the leaves emerge. The leaves, shoots, and root bark are all used as a flavouring, notably in beers but also in cooking; the root bark and essential oil are used medicinally. The plant repels insects and a dye is made from the wood. Likes a deep acid fertile soil and sun or part shade. Hardy to -23°C. Stratification: CS16