Albizia saman, Rain Tree, Gulabi Siris - Plant

Albizia saman is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to the Neotropics.
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About Albizia saman

Large, handsome and spreading, the Rain Tree is easily recognised by its umbrella like canopy of evergreen, feathery foliage and puffs of pink flowers. It is frequently planted in groups or as an avenue because of its ability to keep its symmetrical conformation in spite of prevailing winds.

It is a tree of rapid growth, brought originally from Central America to Sri Lanka and forwarded from there because it was considered to be a tree of great value for railway fuel. It often reaches a height of 27 m. and the strong, spreading branches may be nearly as long. The bark is dark grey, often bearing horizontal weals and the trunk frequently branches quite low down.

From March to May and again towards the end of the year the green canopy is dotted all over with pink and white. During the rest of the year, too, there are usually quite a few flowers to be seen. The flowers appear like round, silken tufts, but actually each flower stalk bears one central and a surrounding circlet of florets, up to twenty in number.

Each has a tube-shaped calyx and a tiny, yellow-lobed, crimson trumpet; bunches of long stamens, half pink and half white, protrude from each.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Rain Tree, Coco tamarind, Acacia preta, French tamarind, Saman, Monkey pod
Maximum Reachable Height 50.00 to 80.00 feet
Flower Colour Pink
Bloom Time May
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

Root-knot nematodes can infest these trees, making them appear water-stressed if the infestation is severe. There is no treatment to rid the tree of them, but with proper, regular watering and fertilizing, with good drainage, the trees are usually vigorous enough to survive the infestation. Sterilizing pruning tools helps prevent an infestation.

Albizia saman care

Water yourrain trees two to three times per week for the first three months after planting if it does not rain. The soil around the roots must be kept uniformly moist but not muddy. Give the tree 2 to 3 gallons of water each time.

Sunlight Full sun
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 35-40 degrees F
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Albizia saman special feature

Impressive tropical shade tree. Along roads, parks and pastures. Generally considered to be an attractive landscape tree, but needs a large space. Avoid planting in areas where wilt is a problem.

Albizia saman uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
  • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Albizia saman?

Albizia saman is commonly known as Rain Tree, Coco tamarind, Acacia preta, French tamarind, Saman, Monkey pod

How tall do Albizia saman grow?

On average Albizia saman grows 50.00 to 80.00 feet

What color are Albizia saman?

A Albizia saman plant bears flowers of color Pink

When Albizia saman blooms?

With enough light, Albizia saman may produce Pink flowers in May

How hard is Albizia saman to grow?

A Albizia saman is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Albizia saman need?

A Albizia saman prefers Full sun

How much water does a Albizia saman need?

A Albizia saman prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Albizia saman need?

A Albizia saman prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Albizia saman like?

A Albizia saman prefers 35-40 degrees F

How often should I fertilize my Albizia saman?

To encourage Albizia saman growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


Monday, 10 February 2020

Beautiful plant, arrived in very good condition. Impressive packing. Looking forward to buy one more


Sunday, 24 November 2019

Super happy with this. The packaging was great and the plant itself is exactly what I wanted.

Sherly Uthup

Friday, 22 November 2019

Absolutely no complaints! Beautiful plant, great packaging, prompt delivery.

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