Innaloo tree planting

Innaloo has one of the City’s lower canopy covers which currently sits at 10.9%. This year’s Innaloo Community Tree Planting program aims to increase canopy cover in an area that has many verges without trees.

Locations will be marked-up one to two weeks prior to the event on 13 June.

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

Innaloo street tree planting map

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.

Foliage 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.

Tuckeroo

Botanical name 

Cupaniopsis anacardioides​

Common name 

Tuckeroo

Family

Sapindaceae

Origin

Coastal rainforests in eastern and northern Australia and New Guinea.

Characteristics

  • Attractive glossy green foliage

  • Eye catching bright orange seeds

  • Tolerates most soil types

  • Tolerates coastal conditions

  • Hardy street tree

  • May provide food for native butterflies.

Tuckeroo

Leaves, bark and flowers

Tuckeroo is a medium sized evergreen tree with attractive glossy green foliage which bears inconspicuous greenish yellow flowers in spring followed by eye-catching orange seeds in summer. It grows into a nice rounded canopy with a maximum height of 8 metres.

Height and width

8m x 6m

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.

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.

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.

Jacaranda

Botanical name 

Jacaranda Mimosifolia​

Common name 

Jacaranda

Family

Bignoniaceae

Origin

Occurs naturally in the high semi-desert areas of Brazil.

Jacaranda

Characteristics

  • Deciduous / Semi-deciduous
  • Easy to grow
  • Tolerates a variety of soils
  • Pollution and drought tolerant
  • Drought tolerant
  • Long lived
  • Not suited for under power lines.
Jacaranda

Leaves, bark and flowers

Semi-Deciduous in Perth, sometimes retaining leaves until spring or early summer, fern like leaves cover the tree in summer. It has a spectacular floral display in December as mauve tubular flowers cover the bare branches.

Height and width

9m x 8m

Example location

Crawford Street, Inglewood provides an outstanding example of established trees in an avenue planting.

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).