Sassafras - Sassafras albidum - Native Butterfly Host Plant

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm


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Sassafras, Cinnamon Wood, Mitten Tree

Sassafras albidum

Plant Type: Deciduous tree

Zones: 4-9

Plant Height: 30 - 50 ft., can be kept trimmed as a shrub

Light Requirements: Shade to full sun

Water/Soil Requirements: Prefers moist soil

Propagation: Seeds, root cuttings

Host Plant: Spicebush, Palamedes, and Pale Swallowtail Butterfly, Promethea Moth, 

Plant Sassafras in your yard to attract butterflies and enjoy watching the butterfly life cycle!

One 6" potted plant will feed 1 larvae.


A few of the butterflies and moths we raise at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm