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The Hitachi Tree is a member of a neotropical species of tree.
The Hitachi Tree, as it is familiarly referred to in Japan, is a monkeypod tree about 130 years old and grows in Moanalua Gardens on Oahu Island in Hawaii.
There are many varieties of monkeypod trees in this park, and the Hitachi Tree, with a height of nearly 25 meters, a maximum branch width of nearly 40 meters and a circumference of nearly 7 meters, is exceptionally grand and beautiful.
|Location||Moanalua Gardens, Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.A.|
|Size||Height: approx. 25m; Width: approx. 40m; Trunk girth: approx. 7m|
|Age||About 130 years|
|Botanical Name||Samanea saman|
|Common Name||Monkeypod tree, rain tree, saman tree|
|Characteristics||A leguminous plant native to Central and South America and widely distributed in subtropical areas. The leaf shape is similar to that of fern fronds, and the leaves open at sunrise and close in the afternoon. Flowers bloom twice a year, around May and November.|
Size of the Hitachi Tree
Flower and seeds of the monkeypod tree