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Albizia saman is commonly known as 'Rain Tree' and it is an ornamental tree. Saman is a wide-canopied tree with a large symmetrical umbrella-shaped crown. It usually reaches a height of 15äóñ25Œæm and a diameter of 30Œæm . Its leaves fold in rainy weather and in the evening, hence the name "rain tree" and "five o'clock tree" (Pukul Lima) in Malay.
The tree has pinkish flowers with white and redŒæstamens, set onŒæheadsŒæwith around 12äóñ25 flowers per head.TheŒæfruitŒæis aŒæpodŒæ15äóñ30Œæcm long and 2.5-5.0Œæcm broad, containing six to twelveŒæseeds.
Albizia saman prefers partly shade to full sunlight and moderate watering. These plants are able to succeed in most soil types, including saline but excluding cracking clay, so long as they are well drained.
Commonly planted in gardens and landscapes for shade