Sassafras albidum
  • Sassafras albidum

Sassafras albidum

£28.00
Available 2019

(Ague Tree) Rare in the UK, Sassafras albidum grows to be a small tree with variable leaves, usually with conspicuous lobes and stunning autumn colour.

Supplied Size: Sorry, now sold out. If you are interested in pre-ordering this plant with a deposit please call our office on (01530) 413700 or email us at sales@bluebellnursery.com

Quantity
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  £6.95 P&P for ANY number of plants to most of UK.

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Rare in the UK, Sassafras albidum grows to be a small tree with variable leaves, usually with conspicuous lobes and stunning autumn colour. The leaves are pale green through spring and summer, turning vivid shades of orange, red or yellow before falling in autumn.

Sassafras albidum is most suited for a moist, well drained soil and enjoys a sheltered position from the wind. Excellent choice of tree for foliage interest through the year.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, moist soils.
  • Hardiness: Hardy but Sassafras albidum can be fickle and requires protection from late spring frost when young.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Sassafras albidum grows to be a small or eventually medium sized tree, pyramidal when young and generally rounded once mature.
    • Height: 12 m (40 ft)
    • Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
  • Notes: Please also note that Sassafras albidum is generally hardy but can be a fickle and difficult plant, suitable for experienced gardeners only. As such, it is not covered by our normal guarantee.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Eventual Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Autumn Colour

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