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A Fragrant Tree with Many Uses

The Sassafras tree is a medium-sized tree valued for its many unique features.  It starts out with a shrub-like appearance, so would do well in a naturalized area of your landscape or a backyard setting.  

The overwhelming positive feature of this tree in one word is “fragrant”. 

You’ll love the green-yellow flowers that appear in the spring.  Their gentle sweetness will draw the attention of bees and butterflies from miles around.  It’s one of the few trees that’s attracts the Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly.

You’ll marvel at the adorable mitten-shaped leaves that emit a delightful scent when crushed in your hand.  Even the twigs and bark, resplendent in their rich mahogany hues, are aromatic. 

Your entire Sassafras tree is a study in beauty and scent!  

When fall arrives, you’ll enjoy watching birds and other wildlife flock to the tiny dark blue berries that stand upright on red stalks from your tree’s branches. 

The mitten leaves will transform your autumn landscape with variations of red to yellow before relaxing into winter’s rest.   

Your Sassafras is an amazing tree with a rich history in lore and uses.  Native Americans used the tree extensively, and many people still do today. 

It’s often called the “root beer tree” because of the flavor it produces, especially when made into a tea.  The leaves are dried, crushed and used in recipes such as traditional gumbo, candies and jelly.

The Sassafras tree can grow to 70 feet and has an irregular crown.  It’s considered pest free and hardy.  

Plant one today and treat yourself to years of fragrant beauty and fascinating benefits.  

* Fragrant features 
* Spring and fall color 
* Pest free

 

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Sassafras Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Sassafras variifolium
Foliage Green
Mature Height 40 - 60 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 40 feet
Soil Type Heavy Loam
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow and Green
Fall Color Yellow, Red