Rain Tree - Samanea Saman

Rain Tree - Samanea saman

Common Name: Rain Tree
Scientific Name:  Samanea saman
Height: up to 82 ft (up to 25m)
Span:  up to 132 ft (40 m)
Growth Rate:  Fast
Sun Tolerance:  Full Sun
ABP Index: 3.0 (Aesthetics 3.0, Solidarity 3.0)

Albizia saman common name is Rain Tree. It is native to south America but was introduced to South and Southeast Asia, as well as the Pacific Islands, including Hawaii. It is a fast growing evergreen tree. It grows up to 25 m (82 ft) in height and a spread of 40 m (130 ft). The evergreen leaves are alternate, bipinnate, 25–40 cm long, with 2–6 pairs of pinnate, each of which bears 6–16 paired stalks-less leaflets, with a glandular dot between each pair. It blooms pink or yellow flower in summer. It is very fast growing large tree. So people like to plant it for fast harvest wood. The wood is soft, lightweight and takes a beautiful finish but is often cross-grained and difficult to work. It is used for furniture, general construction, and interior trim, for boxes and crates, paneling, plywood, and veneer. In Central American oxcart wheels are made from cross sections of trunks.

Rain Tree

Rain Tree Leaves

Rain Tree flowers yellow

Rain Tree Flower pink

Rain Tree fruits (pod)

Rain Tree seeds

Rain Tree Bark

Rain Tree Huge

Rain Tree Furniture

Rain Tree Ornamental
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