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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.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - dioecious trees (male and female flowers on separate plants)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for their stately habit and glossy, aromatic foliage which colours well in autumn.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - China, Taiwan, North America
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil - nearer to acid
Sassafras - Growing Guide

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Commonly known as: Ague tree.
Very upright tree spreading by suckers with aromatic leaves and good autumn colour. A rare tree in the UK
£40.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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