|A short tree with multiple red trunks. Leaves grow to resemble 2 to 3 inch ribbons along with long blooming, cream colored or gold flowers in the summer. Makes a good wind break and is resistance to many drainage conditions. 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.