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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Sassafras is also known as the root beer tree
Sassafras, also known as the root beer tree, is a flowering deciduous tree belonging to the Laurel family. It is a native of the eastern part of the United States. It can grow to heights of thirty to fifty feet.
Sassafras is distinguishable because of its somewhat unusual polymorphic leaves. On the same tree, leaves can have regular oval shapes, mitten shapes, or have three lobes. Sometimes, though, up to seven lobes can be found on leaves. Leaves will change colors in the fall. If grown in full sunlight, the tree will look magnificent, providing various hues such as red, reddish-purple, bright yellow, and orange. Tiny, pretty, dark blueberries with red stems, called drupes, also appear in autumn. In the spring, yellow flowers adorn the tree.
Sassafras is grown as an ornamental tree because of its attractiveness
The sassafras' roots, bark, and leaves release an aromatic fragrance reminiscent of vanilla, oranges, or root beer. The popular and calming sassafras tea is made from the dried roots of the tree. Sassafras oil is also made from the roots, which, in turn, is used to fragrance soaps and perfumes. It was also used to flavor root beer and licorice candy. Dried young and ground-up sassafras leaves are an essential flavor and texture ingredient in Cajun and Creole cooking. The aroma from the tree is said to repel mosquitoes and other insects, making it quite ideal as a garden plant. Sassafras wood is used to make furniture.
Along with the sassafras' usefulness, it is grown as an ornamental tree because of its attractiveness. Its slender branches grow horizontally and provide a dramatic silhouette. Its smooth bark is a rich, cinnamon brown. It is a medium to fast-growing plant that you can prune into thickset shrubbery as well as a single shade-providing trunk tree. It is a hardy tree and is not prone to pests or diseases.