Sassafras Tree

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Over 20 Feet
Planting Zones 4-9
November Through April
Sun And Shade, Full Sun,
Sun And Shade, Full Sun,
Drought Tolerant Plants,
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Sassafras Tree Description

Sassafras Tree


Sassafras Tree: Sassafras albidum, or the sassafras tree, is a beautiful species. TN Nursery suggests this tree for gardeners who want an appealing and graceful shade tree.


It grows best in the moderate USDA growing zones, from southern New England to the Great Lakes, Great Plains, and mid-south.


This species is a native of two continents--North America and Asia. Some call it the Laurel of the Iroquois, honoring the Native Americans who found many uses for the sassafras tree.


This deciduous tree grows up to seventy feet high and attracts many backyard visitors: moths, butterflies, songbirds, squirrels, and chipmunks, to name a few.


Sassafras albidum: One Species, Many Names


Besides the common name sassafras tree, you may hear gardeners call Sassafras albidum by these other nicknames:


  •        Cinnamon Wood
  •        Common Sassafras
  •        Mitten Tree
  •        Sassafras (dropping the "tree" after the name)
  •        White Sassafras


Sassafras Tree Is Easy to Grow and Maintain


In nature, this species grows with no human intervention--along roadsides, at the edges of wooded areas, in open meadows, and randomly throughout the upper great plains region.


They are heat-resistant and drought-resistant. Sassafras trees can even survive in heavy or compacted soils. All the Sassafras tree asks of you is to locate it in a sunny to partial-sun spot in your yard and to water it during its early growth phase.


The Thick Canopy of the Sassafras Tree Provides Relief From the Heat


This erect, tall tree has a dark brown trunk, sometimes with a burgundy hue, and lovely foliage, making it popular for use in any landscape.


Alternating, lobed, medium green leaves measure four to six inches long and approximately two to four inches across. The underside of the leaves is a pale green or creamy white.


In the late spring, females bear four- to five-petal yellow to yellow-green flowers. After blooming, they produce blue to black fruits that emerge in the middle of summer but ripen in the fall. You will love watching local wildlife harvest these fruits.


In autumn, the sassafras tree puts on a vibrant show of red, orange, and yellow.


Order Your Sassafras Tree From TN Nursery Today


The sassafras tree will make a grand statement and provide shade for your yard. Order yours from TN Nursery today.


Reviews (4)

  • 4
    Arrived in great shape.

    Posted by James on Nov 02, 2022

    Good height and very good shape

  • 4
    Healthy bare roots

    Posted by William Rodriguez on Oct 26, 2022

    Arrived healthy and in good condition. One of them didn’t have any roots, just a long central taproot; not sure how that might affect growth. I planted them both and will report back in spring. I have high hopes for them!

  • 5
    Sassafras review

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 20, 2022

    Trees arrived with very nice separated and developed roots. They look very fresh and healthy. Planted them yesterday and am now waiting for the great fall colors in a few years. I live on 25 acres of which is about 80% trees. Mostly walnut, hickory and oaks. Planted these for some future fall colors.

  • 5
    Love it!!!!

    Posted by Kerry Peaters on Jan 06, 2022

    When I was a kid my grandfather used to break off branches and we would chew up on them lots of memories with this type of tree. I ordered one and it’s doing great in my yard.


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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