10 Favourites



Each issue we ask five horticulture experts to list their favourite plant types on a selected theme.

Previously we would only ask for two favourites each to be listed, however, we have expanded their initial selection to five favourites from which they choose their top two to focus upon.

The decision can depend upon many factors such as soil, climate, drought tolerance, aesthetics or just plain personal preference!

Claire Bickle

Lagerstroemia indica
– Crepe Myrtle
Liquidamber stryraciflua
– Sweet Gum
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
– Virginia Creeper
Taxodium distichum
– Swamp Cypress
Triadica sebifera
– Chinese Tallow Tree

Helen Curran

Barleria oenotheroides –
Giant Yellow Shrimp Plant
Graptophyllum pictum –
Caricature Plant
Megaskepasma erythrochlamys –
Red Cloak
Odontonema callistachyum –
Ruspolia seticalyx –

Ross Gelling

Canarium australianum – Mango Bark
Croton arnhemicus – Hard Cascarilla
Lagerstroemia indica – Crepe Myrtle
Planchonia careya – Cocky Apple
Terminalia catappa – Beach Almond

Joan Dillon

Acacia leiocalyx –
Early Black Wattle
Banksia aemula –
Wallum Banksia
Cymbopogon refractus –
Barbed Wire Grass
Jagera pseudorhus
var. pseudorhus – Foambark
Tabernaemontana pandacaqui –
Banana Bush

Phillip O'Malley

Camellia sasanqua –
Sasanqua Camellia
Diospyros kaki –
Lagerstroemia indica –
Crepe Myrtle
Stenocarpus sinuatus –
Wheel of Fire Tree
Vappodes phalaenopsis –
Cooktown Orchid


From a 6 page Feature Article in Issue Thirty One
Liquidamber styraciflua.
Croton arnhemicus.
Lagerstroemia indica.


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