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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!