Wednesday, August 15, 2007

FTBG Flower of the Cannon Ball Tree

This amazing tree is in the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. The tree takes many years to mature and only then does it flower. The flower stems sprout for the lower part of the main trunk. These stems keep growing and blooming. The overall look is one very tall and stately tree with a tangle of flowering branches on the lower fourth of the tree. You might think that the flowers are on a bramble not related the tree.