Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
Sassafras has been cultivated since 1630, and its uses include tea, oil, and soap. It is a shrub or small tree, up to 50 feet. They have a fragrant spring bloom, striking fall color, and easy to care for. Although adapted to dry, sandy soils, they do best in moist, fertile soils in partial to full shade. Fruit are eaten by wildlife, and birds disperse seeds.