|Small, dense tree with a flat top. Characterized by 2 inch light green, oval leaves that often turn red in summer. Bright green flowers grow in grow in 4 inch round, bunches from curved horn-spaped buds. Large seed capsules stay on the branches. 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.