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Sassafras - Sassafras albidum
Deciduous Shrubs
Zone: 4
Conservation practices: F, H
Description: 30-60' aromatic tree or thicket-forming shrub. The fruit is an elliptical shiny, bluish-black berry that is devoured by birds. The leaf color ranges from green to yellow in the summer, to deep orange, scarlet and then purple in the fall. Sassafras grows in moist, particularly sandy soils in the sun, however light shade is preferred.
PLANT USE KEY 
C = Christmas Tree 
E = Enivornmental Forestry
F = Human Food
H = Habitat/Food Wildlife
N = Native
S = Shelterbelt
T = Timber
W = Watershed

 
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