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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Used extensively, especially by native Americans where use was made of the whole plant for culinary, medical and dental practices.

Genus of 3 species of generally dioecious, woodland deciduous trees.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - dioecious trees (male and female flowers on separate plants)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for their stately habit and glossy, aromatic foliage which colours well in autumn.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - China, Taiwan, North America
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil - nearer to acid
Sassafras - Growing Guide

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Commonly known as: Ague tree.
Very upright tree spreading by suckers with aromatic leaves and good autumn colour. A rare tree in the UK
£40.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

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