The Garden Community for Garden Lovers



this is called a cannon ball tree, its also the tree that the Buddha was born under, making it sacred and very hard to find!!!

Comments on this photo


It's an amazing bloom!

15 Mar, 2010


quite incredible, its beautiful

15 Mar, 2010


We could do with some of these, but don't think they'd grow here. :-)

15 Mar, 2010


Yeah they are a REALLY PRETTY tree and flower, but they are so hard to find and grow!! in the U.S. there are only 5 known to be growing so you can imagine how hard it is to find their seeds haha but very interesting flower!!!

15 Mar, 2010



You're correct...this is not a easy tree to find. The only one I've ever seen is in Foster's Botanical Garden in Honolulu, Hawaii. There's one at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida also. Where are the others located in the U.S.?

Do you know if anyone has ever tried one in Southern California?

17 Mar, 2010

Comment on this photo

Pictures by all members
188334 of 300597

  • Img_1014
  • Img_1908

What else?

View photos by Lilape152

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    17 May, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    11 Jan, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    27 Feb, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    24 Jun, 2007

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Aug, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Sep, 2008

  • uma

    Gardening with friends since
    28 Oct, 2009