Schima wallichii var khasiana One of our champion trees here. It forms an impressive back drop and focal point in Skilton bay. A large evergreen tree with lush dark green almost tropical looking foliage. It should be ground in more gardens purely as a foliage plant. A member of the Theaceae family it bears single white camellia like flowers well into early winter. Worth planting if you have room.

A candidate for PPOTY 2011 (Plant Personality of the Year) full results will be posted in December. Who will win the world’s most coveted title?