Felic­ity Cole­man, Petrie, Qld

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Re­cently, while vis­it­ing Rock­hamp­ton, I saw this lovely tree grow­ing in parks and also as a street tree. I was unable to find out what it was and won­dered if you could iden­tify it.

Phil Dud­man says

I’ve checked this with a spe­cial­ist tree grower Maroun Maait and he says it looks like pride of In­dia (Lager­stroemia speciosa) – a trop­i­cal crepe myr­tle from south­ern Asia. It is also known as Queen’s myr­tle.

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