Description for Flower of Puducherry, Cannon-ball
It is listed as a rare tree and flower in India. The cannon ball tree is planted in gardens because the flowers are large, beautiful, pleasantly aromatic, and unlike any other flower a newcomer to the tropics has ever seen. The large round fruit of the "Cannonball tree" has a hard thin shell filled with a soft pulp containing many seeds. The hard shells of the fruit are sometimes used as containers.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Cannon ball tree, Naga linga, Kailashpati||Yellow, reddish and pink||Blooms all year||Upto 75 feet||Easy|
Planting and care
|Full Sun||Well drained soil||Average Water Needs; Water regularly; over watering should be avoided.||Hardy upto 30-40 degree F.||-|
Caring for Flower of Puducherry
Typical uses of Flower of Puducherry
Culinary use: Flowers, leaves, fruits are used. Flowers are used in Shiva pooja and it also have significance in traditional culture. The soft, light-colored wood is also utilized to manufacture furniture.
Ornamental use: The tree is mainly grown for its beauty. It flowers in racemes which is cauliflorus and smells aromatic.
- People use extracts of several parts in common cold, stomachache, skin conditions and wounds, malaria, and toothache.
- Note: The following information is general guidelines. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines.