What does the cannonball flower smell like?
Cannonball tree is native to South and Central America and grows up to about 80 feet. The bright and colourful flowers are large and can be up to 6 cm in diameter. The scent of the flower is sweet, green and floral with touches of hyacinth, petunia and rose, with a characteristic green sage note.
Where does the cannonball tree grow?
The cannonball tree (Couroupita guianensis) is a deciduous tropical tree that hails from the rainforest regions of the Guianas Island. It is a soft-wooded relative of the Brazil nut family and grows to some 75 feet (25 m.)
Why is it called cannonball tree?
cannonball tree, (Couroupita guianensis), tall, soft-wooded tree, of the family Lecythidaceae, native to northeastern South America and notable for its large, spherical woody fruit, which resembles a rusty cannonball. The tree is also cultivated in the southern regions of North America.