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!

Helen Curran

Bauhinia blakeana – Hong Kong Orchid Tree
Caesalpinia pulcherrima – Pride of Barbados
Calliandra haematocephala – Red Powder Puff
Cassia fistula – Golden Shower Tree
Plumeria obtusa – Evergreen Frangipani

Joan Dillon

Barklya syringifolia – Crown of Gold
Melaleuca saligna – Willow Bottlebrush
Melaleuca styphelioides – Prickly Paperbark
Nauclea orientalis – Leichhardt Tree
Sloanea australis – Maiden’s Blush

Joan Dillon

Amherstia nobilis
– Pride of Burma
Darlingia darlingiana – Brown Silky Oak
Delonix regia ‘Flavida’ – Yellow Royal Poinciana
Erythrina variegata ‘Alba’ – White Flowered Coral Tree
Fagraea berteroana – Cape Jitta

Julie Roach

sp. ‘Paluma Range’ – Paluma Range Cassia
Cassia ‘Rainbow Shower’ – Rainbow Shower Cassia
Delonix regia – Poinciana Tree
Pterocarpus indicus ‘Pendula’ – Weeping Indian Rosewood
Plumeria obtusa – Evergreen Frangipani

Patrick Regnault

Buckinghamia celsissima
– Ivory Curl Flower
Calodendrum capense – Cape Chestnut
Castanospermum australe – Moreton Bay Chestnut
Ceiba speciosa – Floss Silk Tree
Lagerstroemia speciosa – Queen’s Crepe Myrtle

From a 6 page Feature Article in Issue Thirty Four
Cassia fistula.
Sloanea australis.
Cassia ‘Rainbow Shower’.


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