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Red and green sassafras leaves on a branch.


Sassafras albidum

Family: Lauraceae

1-2 ft height at sale, bare root

Native to Vermont

Sourced from MI

  • Photo Credit

    Photo by Direct Native Plants

  • General Information

    Recommended Spacing (ft)

    15 - 20

    Mature Width (ft)

    25 - 40

    Mature Height (ft)

    30 - 60 

    Annual Growth Rate (in)


    Sun Preference

    Full Sun, Part Shade

    Soil Type

    Loams, Clay

    Soil Moisture

    Medium Moisture

  • Description

    Deciduous tree that grows best in medium-moisture, well-drained soils. Deep taproot and drought tolerant.

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