|Small, irregular tree or shrub can be shaped nicely with proper pruning. Stems appear to skewer leave which are shiny gray in color when young and mature pointed and long. White, fuzzy flowers grow in clusters between leaves from fall to spring. 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.