How to Grow Sassafras in a Container

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) is a tree with a long history in North American culture.

Once introduced to the European colonists, sassafras was cultivated for use in tea, soap, root beer and oil. Grown primarily for its bark and roots, sassafras has also been planted for its beautiful fall foliage, turning bright orange, red and pink with the colder autumn weather. Native to much of the United States, Sassafras grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9a. Although primarily grown as an outside tree, it can also be grown in a container … [and in a greenhouse in other climates zones].

Original Article (SF Gate):
How to Grow Sassafras in a Container
Artwork Fair Use: Dave Whitinger

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