|Dense, round-topped tree with 4 to 7 inch shiney, dark green leaves on a dark, red-brown trunk. Pinkish white flowers bloom year round. Grows well in moist soil even near salt water beaches. 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.