|Slim, full-bodied, fast growing tree. Young leaves are 2 to 4 inches across and oval, mature leaves elongate in shape. Flowers form in clusters and are very small and white. This tree tends to grow in to a tall, staight tree from a more rounded juvenile. 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.