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Used extensively, especially by native Americans where use was made of the whole plant for culinary, medical and dental practices.
Genus of 3 species of generally dioecious, woodland deciduous trees.
DeciduousDioecious trees (male and female flowers on separate plants)
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown for their stately habit and glossy, aromatic foliage which colours well in autumn.Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originChina, Taiwan, North America
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-richNeutral to acid soilNearer to acid
Buy Varieties of SASSAFRAS
very upright tree spreading by suckers with aromatic leaves and good autumn colour. A rare tree in the UK