|This medium sized, bushy tree can have multiple or single gray to tan trunks. Shiny, brassy green leaves along with its bright green 1.5 inch long flowers that grow from finger-like buds and claw-shaped seed capsules are often popular with florists and landspapers. 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.