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

Delonix regia
‘Flavida’ – Yellow Poinciana Tree
Melicope denhamii – Lacy Evodia
Moringa oleifera – Horseradish Tree, Drumstick Tree
Russelia equisetiformis – Coral Plant
Tamarix chinensis – Chinese Tamarisk

Marian Hammond

Breynia disticha
– Snow Bush
Calliandra tweediei – Red Tassel Flower, Mexican Flame Bush
Jasminum azoricum – Azores Jasmine
Leptospermum madidum – Weeping Tea Tree, Turkey Bush
Restio tetraphyllus – Tassel Cord Rush

Joan Dillon

Acacia fimbriata – Brisbane Wattle
Allocasuarina torulosa – Forest Oak
Baloskion tetraphyllum – Swamp Foxtails
Mischarytera lautereriana – Corduroy Tamarind
Persoonia virgata – Wallum Geebung

John Sullivan

Atractocarpus chartaceus
– Narrow Leaf Gardenia
Babingtonia virgata – Twiggy Baeckea
Grevillea formosa – Mt Brockman Grevillea
Phyllanthus lamprophyllus – Ferny Phyllanthus
Rhopaloblaste singaporensis – Singapore Walking Stick Palm

Graeme Byrne

Cyathea brownii
– Norfolk Island Tree Fern
Gymnostoma australianum – Daintree Pine
Leptospermum madidum – Northern Weeping Tea Tree
Pitcairnia smithiorum – Pitcarnia
Tillandsia filifolia – Tillandsia

From a 6 page Feature Article in Issue Twenty
Melicope denhamii (prev. Euodia ridleyi)
Phyllanthus lamprophyllus (syn. Phyllanthus sp. ‘Pascoe River’)
Gymnostoma australianum


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