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

Brachychiton acerifolius
– Illawarra Flame Tree
Brachychiton discolor
– Lacebark
Elaeocarpus angustifolius
– Blue Quandong
Melicope elleryana
– Pink Euodia
Phaleria clerodendron
– Sweet Daphne

Paul Plant

Breynia oblongifolia
– Breynia
Grevillea formosa
'Mt Brockman' – Mt Brockman Grevillea
Melaleuca leucadendra
– Weeping Paperbark
Melaleuca viridiflora
'Red form' – Broad-leaved Paperbark
Stenocarpus sinuatus
– Wheel of Fire

Joan Dillon

Archirhodomyrtus beckleri
– Rose Myrtle
Dianella caerulea
– Blueberry Flax Lily
Ficus fraseri
– Sandpaper Fig
Melaleuca saligna
– Willow Bottlebrush
Psychotria daphnoides
– Smooth Psychotria

Ross Gelling

Ficus benjamina – Weeping Fig
Ficus opposita – Sandpaper Fig
Grevillea pteridifolia – Golden Grevillea
Nelumbo nucifera – Lotus
Terminalia catappa – Beach Almond

Carol Cameron

Banksia integrifolia – Coastal Banksia
Graptophyllum ilicifolium – Holly Fuchsia
Melicope rubra – Little Euodia
Planchonia careya – Billy Goat Plum / Cocky Apple
Xanthorrhoea sp. – Grass Tree

From a 6 page Feature Article in Issue Twenty Six
Melicope elleryana
Stenocarpus sinuatus
A myriad of birds have come to rely upon Ficus benjamina


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