~ Narra Tree
Narra is a big tree, growing to 100 ft high and 6 ft in diameter. Narra bears many long branches that are at first ascending, but eventually arching over and sometimes drooping at the ends. The flowers are small, yellow and fragrant. When flowering, the buds do not open in daily sequence. Instead, as the buds come to full size, they are kept waiting, to be triggered into opening. The opened flowers last for one day. After that, several days may pass before another batch of accumulated “ready” buds open. Whole avenues of such trees, blooming in unpredictable synchronous make a splendid display.