Brighton Road tree planting

Brighton Road in Scarborough is a busy bustling road with great places to eat, drink and shop. It also connects many surrounding suburbs to schools, parklands and the beach which makes it a chosen path for many on foot. 

To make that walk or drive just a little more pleasant, this year the City of Stirling is planting street trees to along Brighton Road to create a shady green avenue.

Works are scheduled to start on May 18. 

Brighton Road tree planting map

Kurrajong

Botanical name 

Brachychiton populneus

Common name 

Kurrajong

Family 

Malvaceae

Origin

Eastern Australia from southern Queensland, through to northeast Victoria

Kurrajong

Characteristics

  • Drought tolerant
  • Tolerate a wide variety of soils
  • Provides summer shade
  • Long lived
  • Can tolerate canopy pruning.
Kurrajong

Leaves, bark and flowers

Evergreen, dark green, glossy leaves can vary from a simple lanceolate shape through to deeply lobed or partly divided. Flowering times are variable depending on conditions and range from March through to early summer. The flowers vary in colour from cream through to a green tint, with red, yellow, or purple coloured.

Height and width

8m x 6m

Example location

Sem-mature trees are located within the median along North Beach drive in Gwelup.

Broad Leaved Paperbark

Botanical name 

Melaleuca quinquenervia

Common name 

Broad Leaved Paperbark

Family 

Myrtaceae

Origin

Natural watercourses in coastal New South Wales, extending though Queensland to New Guinea and New Caledonia

Broad Leaved Paperbark

Characteristics

  • Evergreen
  • Hardy tree grows in most soil types
  • Tolerates dry and wet conditions
  • Reliable food source for native birds
  • Recommended low allergy species
  • Suitable for powerline pruning.
Broad Leaved Paperbark

Leaves, bark and flowers

Evergreen, stiff, dark green leaves with the trunk and major limbs covered in a white papery bark. Creamy white bottlebrush type flowers appear on the ends of the branches from late summer through to winter.

Height and width

8m x 7m

Example location

Elm Street, Hamersley Median of Balcatta Road near Macadam Place, Balcatta

Snow Pear

Botanical name 

Pyrus nivalis​

Common name 

Snow Pear

Family 

Rosaceae

Origin

China

Snow Pear

Characteristics

  • Deciduous
  • Hardy ornamental tree
  • Attractive spring flowers
  • Autumn foliage display
  • Pollution tolerant
  • Suits many landscape styles.
Snow Pear

Leaves, bark and flowers

Delicate leaves with soft grey underside differentiate this pear from standard varieties. The bright green leaves turn orange and yellow before dropping for the winter. Showy clusters of white flowers appear in spring followed by silver grey foliage in warmer months.

Height and width

6m x 5m

Example location

Recent plantings of Snow Pear can be seen along Lyndale Street, Gwelup.