Sassafras variifolium - Plant

Excellent for naturalized plantings or screens where they are given lots of space to colonize. Also can be grown as lawn specimens.

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About Sassafras variifolium

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, acidic, loamy soils. Tolerates dry, sandy soils. Large taproot makes transplanting of established trees difficult.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name sassafras
Maximum Reachable Height 30.00 to 60.00 feet
Flower Colour Green
Bloom Time April to May
Difficulty Level dificult

Planting and care

  • Although adapted to dry, sandy soils, they do best in moist, fertile soils in partial to full shade.
  • Seeds, root-cuttings or suckers may propagate sassafras trees.
  • Seeds are produced every one or two years after the plant reaches the minimum seed-bearing age of ten years.
  • Seeds may be gathered when the fruits turn a dark blue.

    Sassafras variifolium care

    Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, acidic, loamy soils. Tolerates dry, sandy soils. Large taproot makes transplanting of established trees difficult. If root suckers are not removed, tree will spread and begin to take on the appearance of a large multi-stemmed shrub.

    Sunlight Full sun to part shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature 13° C (55° F)
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Sassafras variifolium special feature

    Also can be grown as lawn specimens.

    Sassafras variifolium uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • Infusions made from the bark of the roots were taken internally as a preventive to ward off fever, as well as a remedy to treat diarrhea, rheumatism, measles, and scarlet fever

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Sassafras variifolium ?

    Sassafras variifolium is commonly known as sassafras

    How tall do Sassafras variifolium grow?

    On average Sassafras variifolium grows 30.00 to 60.00 feet

    What color are Sassafras variifolium ?

    A Sassafras variifolium plant bears flowers of color Green

    When Sassafras variifolium blooms?

    With enough light, Sassafras variifolium may produce Green flowers in April to May

    How hard is Sassafras variifolium to grow?

    A Sassafras variifolium is dificult

    How much sunlight does a Sassafras variifolium need?

    A Sassafras variifolium prefers Full sun to part shade

    How much water does a Sassafras variifolium need?

    A Sassafras variifolium prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Sassafras variifolium need?

    A Sassafras variifolium prefers well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Sassafras variifolium like?

    A Sassafras variifolium prefers 13° C (55° F)

    How often should I fertilize my Sassafras variifolium ?

    To encourage Sassafras variifolium growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



    Reviews

    Tuesday, 15 October 2019

    Properties of this plant makes it??great houseplants.

    Shankar sitaraman

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