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Sassafras

Sassafras

Sassafras albidum

Featured Plant Category: Edible Native Plants, Shade Tolerant

Height: 30 to 60'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: April to May

Bloom Color: Green-Yellow

Soil Moisture: Medium

Soil Type: Average, acidic, loamy.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: white sassafras, red sassafras, silky sassafras

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$24.99

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Description

Sassafras is an ornamental, small to medium sized deciduous tree. It’s known for having three different leaf shapes: ovate, mitten-shaped and tri-lobed. They have attractive clusters of green-yellow flowers, male and female being separate trees. Can be kept as a single-stem tree or allow root suckers to grow and form a large shrub-like appearance. Sassafras can be used to make teas, and a flavoring for root beer, but please do your research to know how to properly use the plant. It has beautiful yellow, orange, and red fall foliage. Sassafras is the larval host for many types of swallowtail butterflies, such as the Palamedes Swallowtail (pictured above).


 

Additional information

Height

30 to 60'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

April to May

Bloom Color

Green-Yellow

Soil Moisture

Medium

Soil Type

Average, acidic, loamy.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names

white sassafras, red sassafras, silky sassafras

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

Please Note: If you live between the two facilities, you can change the Ship From location on the Cart page to see which will give you better shipping rates.

Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.