Doryphora sassafras – Sassafras

A large rainforest tree, not for gardens as it grows to around 30 metres tall, but good for parks and farms. Fast growing in moist and fertile soils, adaptable to different situations. It produces good wood for cabinet making. Autumn to winter flowers are small and white, sweet smelling.

Scientific Name:Doryphora sassafras
Common Name:Sassafras
Plant Type:Large tree
Height:25 ~ 35 metres
Width:3 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Windbreak, Fragrant
Special Uses:Fast growing



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants