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Attractive spring flowers and large, uniquely shaped leaves with excellent fall color make this a popular ornamental tree. The fun mix of leaf shapes—oval, mitten, and glove—makes identification easy, as does the citrusy Fruit Loops aroma emitted from crushed leaves and twigs. Sassafras suckers to form colonies, if allowed, and makes a beautiful single- or multi-stemmed specimen tree. Clusters of greenish-yellow flowers bloom on tips of branches from April to May, before leaves emerge. Pollinated female flowers give way to clusters of bluish-black drupes