|This tree's form is somewhat irregular growing almost as wide as its 20 to 50 foot height. Young round leaves are up to 2 inches in diameter which grow longer as they mature. With barely noticable flowers this tree is usually grown for its attractive foliage. 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.