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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
sassafras ague tree
sassafras tree white sassafras
Sassafras officinale Sassafras variifolium
Sassafras are deciduous trees with deeply fissured bark and glossy aromatic leaves which colour well in autumn. The inconspicuous male and female flowers are carried on separate trees and females can produce showy fruit
S. albidum forms an upright tree, spreading by suckers. The three-lobed, aromatic foliage is light, glossy green and colours well in autumn. Sprays of small, green flowers open with the leaves and may be followed, on female trees, by red-stalked, dark blue berries
E North America
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Not always an easy tree to please. Likes woodland conditions - deep, moist but well-drained, preferably acid soil in sun or dappled shade. Mature trees are hardy but young trees can suffer frost damage
Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe; take root cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1. Remove suckers unless a thicket is required
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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