|This variety tends to be larger than others has reached hights of 150 in its native Australia. Rough bark and broad green leaves about 6 inches long set off large flower clusters that vary in color from white to red. Seed capsules are about 1.5 inches long and rounded. 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.