Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 30-60 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 30 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Sassafras variifolium
- Does Not Ship To:
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 Fast-Growing-Trees.com 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!
Sassafras Tree Pollination
Sassafras Trees are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting.
Customer Reviews & Photos
Got it in a timely manner healthy as could be and got it in the ground.
Super pleased with the whole experience. Placing the order was easy. The tree arrived 3 days later in very good condition. Good plant structure. Good root ball. It has been in the ground a few weeks now and is doing quite well.
I love my little Sassafras trees! They are taking off nicely, and I cannot wait to get two more! To see the mature tree is so encouranging for color and shade, and refuge for birds. Thanks!
Doing well in East Texas!
This tree arrived in great condition and did not show any signs of transplant shock after repotting!
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
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 with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code FREE99|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|