Edible Native Plants, Shade Tolerant
30 to 60'
Average, acidic, loamy.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) is an ornamental, small to medium sized deciduous tree. It’s known for having three different leaf shapes: ovate, mitten-shaped and tri-lobed. They have attractive clusters of green-yellow flowers, male and female being separate trees. Can be kept as a single-stem tree or allow root suckers to grow and form a large shrub-like appearance. Sassafras can be used to make teas, and a flavoring for root beer, but please do your research to know how to properly use the plant. It has beautiful yellow, orange, and red fall foliage. Sassafras is the larval host for many types of swallowtail butterflies, such as the Palamedes Swallowtail (pictured above).
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.
We are now shipping for Fall 2023!