Felicity Coleman, Petrie, Qld
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.