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Sassafras albidum


Sassafras albidum is a small tree native throughout the southeast and found on a wide variety of sites. It grows best in well-drained, acidic soils; and is drought tolerant. Every part of this plant is fragrant, and that unique smell is one way to easily identify it. The leaves have a beautiful orange fall color. Inconspicuous flowers bloom in early spring and attract pollinators. Blue-black fruits ripen in late summer and feed animals of all sizes- from songbirds to black bears. This plant is an important host for several native moth and butterfly species. Sassafras albidum is great as a specimen tree in a yard, or for restoration plantings.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Sassafras albidum - 1 Gallon


27 in stock

$12.1010+ $6.05ea
Sassafras albidum - 3 Gallon


6 in stock


Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • Over 30'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FACU) Facultative upland


  • Bird Supportive
  • Fall Color
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Riparian Zone
  • Upland
  • Slope
  • Riparian Buffer

Classification by Use

  • Erosion Control
  • SCM (Stormwater Control Measure)
  • Showy Native
  • Stream Restoration
  • Street Tree