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Sassafras Tree Sassafras variifolium

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Product Details

Mature Height: 30-60 ft.
Mature Width: 30 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Sassafras variifolium
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-9 outdoors
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      4-9 outdoors

Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -20℉)

Product Description

Stunning Shade and Color

Why Sassafras Trees?

Sassafras Trees have bold colors across all seasons, kicking off the spring with tons of bright yellow blooms to brighten up the scenery. 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 for blazing beauty in both urban and countryside settings. Dark berries hang off of bright red stems for striking color contrast that's second to none.

Once the vibrant leaves drop, they reveal the Sassafras Trees’ stunning wrinkled white bark that stands out amongst the winter landscape. And the best part? You get this visual interest nearly anywhere in the country.

Whether you're in an icy area up north or hot, humid climate down south, you can grow this carefree tree. And you can even make root beer from this multi-purpose must-have! Simply plant two Sassafras Trees, and reap the benefits of your own homemade beverage brew.

Why is Better

It's nearly impossible to find a Sassafras this healthy and robust from your local garden center or big-box nursery.

In fact, most big-box retailers sell their plants bare-root, giving you a lower chance of long-term success in your own garden.

But when you order from Fast Growing Trees, we ensure that your tree is planted, grown, and meticulously nurtured from day one.

Sassafras Trees are one-of-a-kind trees that sell out fast. Be sure to order yours before they are all gone!

Pollination Info

Sassafras Tree Pollination

Sassafras Trees are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Find a location that offers full to partial sun. The tree will do best in some shade with a balanced soil with sand to aid in drainage. Also, choose a spot that is sheltered from heavy winds.

Dig your hole 3 times the width and slightly shallower than the root ball. Use your fingers to separate the roots of your Sassafras Tree and gently position downward in the hole. Hold the tree straight as you begin to backfill the site, tamping down the soil as you go. When finished, apply water to settle the soil and remove any air pockets that may have formed.

2. Watering: Water your Sassafras Tree twice weekly during the summer and fall, only when the soil becomes dry on top. Watering in winter is rarely necessary.

3. Fertilizing: Little or no fertilizer is needed during the first growing season. You can fertilize established trees twice a year, in February and again in mid-June.

4. Pruning: Sassafras Trees don’t really need much pruning, except initially to remove dead or damaged branches. Pruning should be done in late winter or early spring before the tree start leafing out.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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 with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99.00-$128.99 $29.95

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Very satisfied with sassafras Tree.

I is still early for the tree to have leaves yet but the tree is nice and green with little buds ready to come out.

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Sassafras tree

The tree was a gift. Very well packaged. I just thought it would be a little bit larger, but nice.

Patty B.
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I recommend this product

Arrived quickly and in great shape. Got it planted right away.

Jan H.
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Sassafrass tree

It arrived in beautiful condition.

Eric W.
United States United States
One day too early

Very good but one hard frost damaged all the fresh green leaves. I am checking for new growth as I do not believe the woody stems were damaged..