Sassagras - 3 Gal.


Sassafras albidum

Sassafras trees are valued for their fragrant spring blooms that attract butterflies. It is also a host plant for a variety of butterflies. Bright green foliage adorns the interesting, horizontal branches and turns a striking yellow, orange and red in the fall. Female flowers produce dark blue fruits held on red stalks that are relished by birds.  Trees can sucker but if a single stem is desired suckers are easily mowed. Sassafras has been cultivated since the early 1600’s for it’s use as food, medicine and for building.

Plant Details

Zone: 4 - 9

Mature Size: 30-60ft High x 25-40ft Wide

Current Size: 24-30"

Growing Tips

Although adapted to dry, sandy soils, they do best in moist, fertile soils in partial shade. 

Sun Exposure: Partial Shade

Availability and quality confirmed as of Thursday, December 12 2019

Wondering what the #1, #2, #15 mean? The nursery industry uses these numbers to identify pot size. Wondering what size to buy? Check out this handy container comparison picture below. 

Plant Size Guide

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