Cedric Street tree planting

Cedric Street is a busy road connecting residents in Balcatta, Stirling and surrounds to schools, parklands and major business precincts in the area.  

Currently there are few trees along this stretch for those walking to the schools and shopping centres to shelter from the summer sun. To create a green shady pathway, this winter the City will be planting street trees on verges along Cedric Street from Delawney Road in the North to Karrinyup in the South. 

159 trees are planned to be planted with species selection driven by existing themes, developing greater diversity in the area and from feedback to similar projects in the area.  

Planting is scheduled to commence 29 June 2020.  

Cedric Street tree planting map

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

Weeping Peppermint

Botanical name 

Agonis flexuosa

Common name 

WA Weeping Peppermint

Family 

Myrtaceae

Origin

The Weeping Peppermint grows naturally in South Western Australia. Whilst a few isolated populations exist in the Perth region, the main area of distribution is from south of Mandurah through to Bremer Bay.

Weeping Peppermint

Characteristics

  • Tolerates a wide variety of soils including coastal limestone

  • Evergreen

  • Pollution tolerant

  • Adapts well to power line pruning

  • Recommended by the Asthma Foundation

  • Long lived.

Weeping Peppermint

Leaves, bark and flowers

Narrow leaves form a dense shaggy umbrella shape as the tree matures. The species can live to a great age and develop a thick, gnarled trunk. Flowering is variable depending on position and weather conditions for the year. Generally the tree will develop tiny white flowers along the branches in spring.

Height and width

10m x 10m

Example location

A good example can also be seen at the eastern end of Sorrento Street, North Beach.

Burgundy Weeping Peppermint

Botanical name

Agonis flexuosa 'Burgundy'​

Family

Myrtaceae

Common name

Burgundy WA Weeping Peppermint

Origin

The Weeping Peppermint grows naturally in South Western Australia.  Whilst a few isolated populations exist in the Perth region, the main area of distribution is from south of Mandurah through to Bremer Bay.

Weeping Peppermint

Characteristics

  • Tolerates a wide variety of soils including coastal limestone

  • Evergreen

  • Pollution tolerant

  • Adapts well to power line pruning

  • Recommended by the Asthma Foundation

  • Long lived.

Weeping Peppermint

Leaves, bark and flowers

Narrow leaves form a dense shaggy umbrella shape as the tree matures. The ‘Burgundy’ cultivar has attractive purple-reddish new growth tips. Flowering is variable depending on position and weather conditions for the year. Generally the tree will develop tiny white flowers along the branches in spring.

Height and width

10m x 10m

Example location

A good example can also be seen at the eastern end of Sorrento Street, North Beach.

Poinciana

Botanical name 

Delonix regia​

Common name 

Redspire Ornamental Pear

Family

Fabaceae

Origin

Endemic to the dry deciduous forests of Madagascar.

Poinciana

Characteristics

  • Semi-Deciduous in Perth conditions

  • Tolerate a wide variety of soils

  • Pollution tolerant

  • Drought tolerant.

Poinciana

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

7m x 9m

Example location

A grove of 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.

Liquidambar

Botanical name 

Liquidambar styraciflua

Common name 

Almond

Family

Altingiaceae

Origin

Eastern United States, parts of Mexico and Central America.

Liquidamber

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.

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.

Almond

Botanical name 

Prunus dulcis

Common name 

Almond

Origin

Middle East and West Asia

Almond

Characteristics

  • Deciduous

  • Long productive life

  • Good nectar supply for bees

  • Urban food source for native birds

  • Self-pollinating.

Almond Flower

Leaves, bark and flowers

Deciduous pale green leaves turn yellow before falling in autumn. Bark is dark and coarse. White to pale pink flowers appear in early spring on bare wood. The City plants self-pollinating trees. Fruit matures in the following autumn, 7-8 months after flowering.

Height and width

8m x 10m

Example location

North eastern side of the roundabout at Broadmoor Ave and Meadowbrook Blvd in Dianella.

Crepe Myrtle

Botanical name 

Lagerstroemia indica 'Tuscarora'​

Common name 

Crepe Myrtle 'Tuscarora'

Origin

China (Lagerstroemia indica) and Japan (Lagerstroemia fauriei).

Crepe Myrtle

Characteristics 

  • Deciduous
  • Feature bark
  • Attractive pink flowers in summer
  • Drought tolerant
  • Tolerates heat and high winds
  • Tolerates many soil type.
Crepe Myrtle

Leaves, bark and flowers

Decidious. Glossy dark green leaves that change to yellow, red and orange in autumn; new leaves have a bronze tint. Bark exfoliates revealing attractive mottled trunks from cinnamon brown to pale cream tones. Produces showy candy pink flowers in summer.

Height and width

7m x 6m

Example location

Maybach Way and Victoria Ave Dianella. Roundabout - St Brigids Tce, Doubleview.