Sassafras albidum
Also known as: Winauk, White Sassafras



Sassafras albidum
Also known as: Winauk, White Sassafras

Sassafras is a native, deciduous, irregular to rounded pyramidal tree. Having a stately habit and glossy, aromatic foliage, which colors attractively in the autumn turning yellow to orange to purple. Clustered of yellow-green flowers borne in spring, either before or as leaves emerge. Grow as a specimen tree in woodland garden or at the woodland margins. Mature growth in it’s natural woodland habitat could reach 80-90 feet but seldom only reaching average height of 25-35 feet with a 25 foot spread. Sassafras is more often used as a small tree or shrub. The oil of sassafras is used to perfume soap. A spicy tea is made from the roots.

Yearly Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Light: Full Sun-Partial Shade

Mature Growth: 25-35 feet high – 25 feet wide

Soil: Moist, well drained moderately fertile, humus rich, preferably acidic soil

Blooms: Summer

Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees, Hummingbirds

Larval Host Plant for: Spicebush butterfly, Swallowtail butterfly

Plant Size when available: 1 gallon, 3 gallon

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs

1 Gallon, 3 Gallon