Can anyone identify this tree?
We walked around the grounds of a museum in a little Spanish town yesterday and I "found" the seedpod of one of the many trees there that I thought were called "Handkerchief Trees." I have since Googled it (didn't have my camera with me!!!) and I am wrong. The 30 ft tree has laurel-like leaves in rosettes and the occasional huge white cup-like flower about 8" across and with a slight sharp citrusy scent. The seed pod is about the size of a table-tennis ball and is similar in appearance to a tightly closed pine cone. I'd love to try and grow it - anyone know what it is and what conditions the seedpod would require?
- 11 Sep, 2009