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Lamar Alexander Parkway (US 321) Townsend, TN 37882

Sassafras

Scientific Name: Sassafras albidum

Trail Location: 35

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Sassafras Tree - Townsend River Walk & Arboretum - Spring 2019
Plant Type: Deciduous
Family: Lauraceae (Laurel)
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
USDA Plant Id: saal5
Height: 30 - 60 ft.
Spread: 30 - 40 ft.


Leaf Description: Leaves look like a glove and grow thick to produce an incredibly thick canopy.
Fall Leaf Color: Brilliant yellow, orange, red, and can even get a pink tint. Spectacular!