About Common Sassafras
Sassafras is a deciduous tree native to eastern and central USA. It can be found in woodlands, fields, and along roadsides in NC except the higher mountains. It prefers well-drained sandy acidic soils. Female trees produce a blue, fleshy drupe that is borne in a red cup attached to a red stalk. The leaves turn yellow to orange to red in color in the fall.
Also known as
Sassafras, White sassafras, Red sassafras and Silky sassafras
How to care for Common Sassafras
Common Sassafras needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Common Sassafras love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Common Sassafras does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Common Sassafras after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.