Samanea Saman, Albizia saman, Rain Tree – 0.5 kg Seeds
Common Name: Rain tree
Native Range: Central America to Brazil
Height: 50.00 to 80.00 feet
Spread: 50.00 to 100.00 feet
Sun: Full sun
Suggested Use: Shade Tree, Flowering Tree, Naturalize
Albizia saman, synonymous with and formerly known as Samanea saman, is native to open woodland areas and prairies from Central America to Brazil. It has been introduced and has naturalized in a number of tropical areas around the world. This is an ornamental tropical shade tree that grows to 50-80′ tall with a broad, flattened, umbrella-like crown spreading to 100′ in diameter. Mature trees provide excellent shade. Compound, bipinnate leaves (to 12-15″ long) with leaflets to 1.5″ long. Leaves fold up on cloudy or rainy days and at night. When it rains, water can more easily reach the grass under the tree because of the folded leaves, often resulting in greener grass under the tree, hence the common name of the rain tree.