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Sassafras albidum

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Description

Family:
Lauraceae

Foliage: 
n/a

Native Locale:
Maine to Ontario and Michigan, south to Florida and Texas

Mature Height:
30 to 60 feet

Mature Width:
25 to 40 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 4 to 9

Soil Preference:
Prefers moist, loamy, acid, well-drained soil

Growth Habit:
Pyramidal, irregular tree or shrub in youth, with many short, stout, contorted branches which spread to form a flat- topped, irregular, round-oblong head at maturity; often sprouting from roots and forming extensive thickets

Rate of Growth:
Medium to Fast, 10 to 12' over a 5 to 8 year period

Disease and Insect:
Canker, leaf spots, mildew, wilt, root rot, Japanese beetle, promethea moth, sassafras weevil and scales

Landscape Value: 
n/a

Additional Notes:
n/a

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