|This tall, straight growing variety has weeping branches and a full top. It features 2 to 6 inch gray-green, cresent-shaped leaves and tan bark that flakes with age. Bees are drawn to its pink, honey-scented 1.5 inch flower clusters that bloom late winter to early spring. Growth tends to stay on this wind resistant tree without littering the ground below. The foliage of nearly all species has a strong pungent odor similar to menthol. Well drained soil is preferable. Trees do very well planted from seed. Plant seeds in spring or summer keep shaded and water sparingly until 2 to 3 inches high.