Cannonball

The Cannonball Tree, Couroupita guianensis, is deciduous and large, 50-80 feet in its native lands.  It is said to have special significance in the Buddhist religion.  The amazingly complex flower of the Cannonball Tree is also heavenly scented – a cross between a fine expensive perfume and a wonderful flower scent. The flowers are formed off unusual thick woody extensions that grow from the main brown scaly trunk bark of the tree and cascade down in large numbers. The reason the tree is called cannonball is after flowering, large brown fruit balls are formed in the size and shape of cannonballs.