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Q.How Do You Differentiate Male And Female Sassafras Trees?

Zone Southington, Ct 06489 | Marc LaComb added on February 3, 2024 | Answered

I would like to purchase sassafras trees to provide food for wildlife so I will need to insure I get male and female trees.

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Answered on February 5, 2024

You will not be able to tell unless it is flowering. In this case, the male flower will be a little bigger and more full, containing pollen bearing stamens. The female will have smaller flowers, and a single stigma in the center. Outside of this, the female will bear fruit after flowering.

You can check around your area to see if your local nurseries have any, and if they separate them by male and female.


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