Sassafras tzumu
  • Sassafras tzumu

Sassafras tzumu

£35.00

(Chinese Sassafras) Very rare in the UK, Sassafras tzumu is native to parts of China with tri-lobed bright green summer leaves which turn bright orange, red and yellow autumn colour before falling.

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Very rare in the UK, Sassafras tzumu is native to parts of China with tri-lobed bright green summer leaves which turn bright orange, red and yellow autumn colour before falling. In a very hot position, established plants will have clusters of vivid yellow flowers in late winter/early Spring.

Sassafras tzumu is most suited for a moist, well drained soil and enjoys a sheltered position from the wind with lots of heat.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, moist soils. Will not tolerate water logging.
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy but Sassafras tzumu can be fickle and requires protection from late spring frost when young.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Sassafras tzumu grows to be a small or eventually medium sized tree, pyramidal when young and generally rounded once mature.
    • Height: 8 - 10 m (26 - 32 ft)
    • Spread: 3 - 4 m (10 - 12 ft)
  • Notes: Please also note that Sassafras tzumu is generally somewhat hardy but can be a fickle and difficult plantsuitable for experienced gardeners onlyAs such, it is not covered by our normal guarantee.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Flowering Season - Winter (December - February)

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