Carine tree planting

The Duffy Road exit of Reid Hwy has been included in the City’s 2020 street tree planting program. This project is the result of community request from the area.

New trees will create an entrance to the area and bring with them many benefits including that of traffic calming effect. The City will also be adding some Autumn colour and shade to  the footpath along the bend of North beach road to the south. 

For more information, visit the street tree planting FAQs page.

Carine street tree planting map

Golden Gum

Botanical name 

Corymbia eximia​

Common name 

Golden Gum, Yellow Bloodwood

Family

Myrtaceae

Origin

New South Wales naturally restricted to the Hawkesbury sandstone soils within a radial distance of 80 km from Sydney.

Golden Gum

Characteristics

  • Australian native Tree

  • Hardy and drought tolerant

  • Summer floral display

  • Distinctive bark.

Golden Gum

Leaves, bark and flowers

Semi deciduous, small oval shaped fern like leaves, similar to a Jacaranda. Smooth grey bark. Bright orange red flowers appear over summer months, can be prolific with ideal soil pH (between 6.5 - 7).

Height and width

10m x 10m

Example location

Established treses exist occasionally on verges. Poinciana trees can be seen at the corner of Charles and Vincent Streets in North Perth and along the northern end Federation Street in Mount Hawthorn.

Tuart

Botanical name

Eucalyptus gomphocephala

Common name

Tuart

Origin

WA native associated with underlying limestone soils, Tuart naturally occurs as open forest within South West Western Australia, roughly between Ledge Point and Busselton

Tuart

Characteristics

  • Evergreen
  • Useful for coastal limestone soils
  • Good shade tree
  • Ecolink habitat tree
  • Relatively drought tolerant
  • Fast growing
  • Not suitable under power lines.
Tuart

Leaves, bark and flowers

Immature leaves are light green, maturing to sickle shaped mid-green with a dull sheen. The brown or grey bark can be fibrous through to rough, depending on the aspect and the maturity of the tree. Green flower buds that resemble ice-cream cones are followed during autumn and winter by creamy-white flowers.

Height and width

20m x 15m

Example location

Remnant trees can be found throughout coastal suburbs of the City, particularly Wembley Downs.

Pink Flowering Yellow Gum

Botanical name 

Eucalyptus leucoxylon var megalocarpa

Common name 

Yellow Gum

Family

Myrtaceae

Origin

Eyre Peninsular, South Australia.

Yellow Gum

Characteristics

  • Evergreen
  • Adapts to most soils
  • Food source for native birds
  • Drought tolerant
  • Moderately salt tolerant
  • Attractive flowers and bark.
Yellow Gum

Leaves, bark and flowers

Matt green lance shapes leaves with red new growth at tips. It has mostly smooth yellowish cream to grey bark with rough patches, particularly on the lower portion of the trunk and an open crown.

Height and width

10m x 9m

Example location

Appleberry Street, Churchlands Willowbank Terrace, Gwelup.

Liquidambar

Botanical name 

Liquidambar styraciflua

Common name 

Almond

Family

Altingiaceae

Origin

Eastern United States, parts of Mexico and Central America.

Characteristics

  • Deciduous

  • Large ornamental shade tree

  • Spectacular autumn display

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fallen leaves make great compost

  • Long lived.

Liquidamber

Leaves, bark and flowers

Often mistaken for a Maple tree due to the lobed leaf shape and spectacular autumn colour displays. Leaves are mid-deep green during summer and changing in autumn to shades of yellow, orange, copper, red and purple prior to falling. Bark is deep and furrowed. Insignificant greenish flowers appear each year.

Height and width

11m x 9m

Example location

Lombardy Street (north),Woodlands.

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.

Water Gum

Botanical name 

Tristaniopsis laurina 'Luscious’​

Common name 

Water Gum

Family

Myrtaceae

Origin

East coast of Australia

Water Gum

Characteristics 

  • Cultivar of an Australian native
  • Evergreen
  • Attractive summer flowers
  • Pollution tolerant
  • Tolerates most soil types.
Water Gum

Leaves, bark and flowers

Glossy bright green leaves with new growth producing a warm orange flush to the tree. Ornamental grey bark. The combination of glossy leaves and the bark make it an Australian alternative to the Magnolia.

Height and width

10m x 5m

Example location

A new addition to the City’s street tree program, recent plantings can be seen along Duffy Road (North).