|This variety can form a small tree or large bush with a conical shape. Its many stems sometimes form a single trunk. Rough, green leaves with rounded ends share branches with red or green flowers which hummingbird often find attractive. Flowers bloom directly from the ends of the branches. Tree also has clusters of half inch, cup shaped, seed capsules that form in large numbers. 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.