Sassafras Tree

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Shipping Size:
18-24 Inches

Product Overview



Sassafras 'albidum- Grows To 60', Sassafrases are known for their fragrance and flavor. The root and stems have uniquely different fragrances and flavors. The roots have the smell of root beer since they were one of the primary plants used in making traditional root beer. The stems have a slightly more citric smell. Safrole is the component in the plant that gives it it’s unique fragrance and flavor. The roots or stems are boiled to extract the safrole into the liquid, this liquid is then used in small amounts to add flavor to drinks such as tea and root beer. Safrole by itself is very bitter so sweeteners are often used to balance the flavor.  This tree is also very ornamental, smooth brownish orange bark, wood is light and hard, leaves usually consist of 3 lobes, but sometimes can occur as a two lobed 'mitten', or single unlobed oval. fruit is blueish black, less than 1/2 inch in diamter. Item # L1048-SAS Shipping Size: 18-24 Inches

GROWING ZONES: 4-9 / SUN EXPOSURE: Full to partial Sun

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  • 5
    Sassafras tree

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 28th 2020

    Arrived beautifully packaged in excellent condition. We chose it for fall color, clay tolerance, deer resistance, and berries for the quail.

  • 5
    Arrived safe and sound as a healthy stick. Could give a better review in the spring.

    Posted by Marianne Green on Jan 22nd 2020

    Arrived safe and sound as a healthy stick - could give a better review in the spring.

  • 4
    Sassafras tree

    Posted by fran korenak on Jan 20th 2020

    Long tap root and green

  • 5
    Sassafras tree

    Posted by David Witt on Dec 30th 2019

    Tree looks alive and well, planted it in the backyard this morning, with mulch. Hopefully it will make it to spring. Very pleased.

  • 5
    Sassafras trees

    Posted by Ronald Marino on Dec 13th 2019

    Good shipping, looked good, planted. Will see how it goes.

  • 4

    Posted by Corinne Fletcher on May 11th 2019

    I found the information on the website straight forward. The business did what they said they'd do. My little trees have been potted and appear to be fine.

  • 5
    Saplings arrived in great shape!

    Posted by Babyjake on Dec 14th 2018

    These trees were well packaged, bare root , in dormant conditions. It’s all on me to get them going in the spring.

  • 3
    quality of tree

    Posted by jerry ruppert on Jun 5th 2018

    kind of small and fragile overall very satisfied with the whole order and great shipping

  • 5
    Sassafras tree i ordered

    Posted by JOHN C THOMAS on May 25th 2018

    The tree was delivered in almost good condition, the box looked like somthing was set on it in the middle of the box which was about 36 inches long. It appears to be ok. Time will tell. But i would tell people that the tree store is a good place to buy trees. I have bought trees on line from other companies and half of them have died so im a little worried.