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Sassafras Tree

Sassafrax variifolium


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  • November is the Perfect Time to Plant

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-t- Planting Mix
Sassafras Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Sassafras Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 4-9
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

30-60 ft.

Mature Width:

30 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


15-30 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Sassafrax variifolium

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Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)

Natural Root Beer Flavor

The Sassafras Tree is a must have for root beer lovers everywhere because the leaves and roots are used to naturally flavor root beer sodas, teas, candy and more. Sassafras trees will provide an endless supply of root beer in your own yard.

Today mass-produced root beer items are artificially flavored, but the Sassafras tree used to be the main flavor ingredient. That’s why the root beer you grew up with tasted better. Use sassafras leaves and roots to return to the best tasting, organically flavored root beer of your childhood days by simply boiling them in water.

Along with providing flavorful leaves used to make drinks and cure meats Sassafras trees have a natural aroma, similar to root beer, that naturally sweetens the landscape during warm summer days.

Sassafras Trees have color for every season and kick off the spring with tons of bright yellow blooms to brighten up the scenery. Then the iconic three lobed lush sassafras leaves grow to create a thick, full green canopy all summer long.

In the fall the green leaves turn stunning shades of yellow and red to attract everyone to their blazing beauty in both urban and countryside settings. Dark berries that birds and other small wildlife enjoy hang off of bright red stems for a striking color contrast.

Once the vibrant leaves drop, they reveal the Sassafras Trees’ stunning wrinkled white bark that stands out amongst the winter landscape with eye-catching beauty.

Grow Sassafras Trees anywhere in the country. They are recommended for growing zones 4 through 9. Cold temperatures and ice up north and humidity and heat down south pose no threats to this low maintenance, hardy tree. There’s no excuse for not growing your own root beer.

Sassafras Trees are sweet and beautiful trees that sell out fast. Be sure to order yours before they are all gone.

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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Sassafras Tree

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Sassafras Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Sassafras Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Sassafras Tree again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I've been admiring one in the neighborhood for years!!
Pamela S on Nov 10, 2017
I read your description and thought it would be a novelty tree for my yard
michael c on Mar 13, 2016
I've been admiring one in the neighborhood for years!!
Pamela S on Nov 10, 2017
We want to make our own root beer!
Raquel M on Mar 21, 2016
I read your description and thought it would be a novelty tree for my yard
michael c on Mar 13, 2016
I grew up drinking the is a southern tradition.
Norma R on Mar 10, 2016
For my grandchildren to enjoy the taste of sassafras.
Leigh L on Mar 9, 2016
Looks great even as bare root when delivered
Ronald C on Feb 23, 2016
Gorgeous and very unique tree to my area!
Jason S on Jan 29, 2016
We want to make our own root beer!
Raquel M on Mar 21, 2016
I grew up drinking the is a southern tradition.
Norma R on Mar 10, 2016
Do you need more than one tree to be able to make teaor is there a certain types of sasafras tree I need to get?
Suzie S on Aug 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Our only need one tree to make tea but it is made from the roots so you need s somewhat mature tree to harvest roots. Also sassafras tea is carcinogenic.
How fast growing is it?
Kate E on Mar 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They grow about 24" per year.
How fast does it grow?
Ron W on Mar 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: He Sassafras tree grows moderately fast.
How wide is trunk. My yard is only 50' wide?
Diana A on Nov 17, 2017

Shipping Details

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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email from with a tracking number.

You may receive multiple shipments if you ordered more than one plant. This is to get your plants to you as soon as possible. However, shipping schedules can change due to unforeseen events, such as unpredictable weather. We appreciate your patience.

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