Rain Tree Seeds
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.
Pre-treatment: seeds should be soaked in cold water for an overnight.
Quantity: 10 grams per packet
Germination rate: 60%
Tree habit: Tree about 15 m in height, showing the typical broad crown providing dry season shade and fodder from fruits for livestock (Choluteca, Honduras).
Flowering shoots and leaves: Clusters of pink blossoms and young flush of leaves.
Flower head and stamen: Close up of single flower head, showing the enlarged central flower and long pink exerted stamen filaments.