Dianella tree planting

The current canopy cover of Dianella sits at 11.3%. This year’s Dianella’s Community Tree Planting program aims to increase canopy cover on streets with available verge space. 

To view more detail on the project click the map below.

Dianella tree planting map

Please note the community planting event associated with this project has been cancelled.

Answers to frequently asked questions about the City’s street tree planting can be found on 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.

Dawson River Weeper

Botanical name 

Callistemon ‘Dawson River’​

Common name 

Dawson River Weeper, Bottle Brush

Family

Myrtaceae

Origin

A cultivated variety of Bottlebrush attributed to be a form of Callistemon viminalis collected from the Dawson River area of Queensland.

Bottlebrush

Characteristics

  • Small growth habit is suitable for under power lines

  • Reliable food source for native birds, which are attracted to the red flowers

  • Adapts to a wide variety of soils

  • Recommended by the Asthma Foundation as a plant for a low allergy garden.

Callistemon ‘Dawson River’

Leaves, bark and flowers

Evergreen, small bushy tree approximately five to six metres in height with bright green foliage and pendulous branches. Scarlet flowers peak throughout spring and autumn though intermittent flowering can occur throughout the year depending on seasonal conditions.

Height and width

6m x 5m

Example location

Widely planted across the City, examples can be see along Wanneroo Road and Morley Drive.

Jarrah

Botanical name 

Eucalyptus marginata

Common name 

Jarrah

Family

Myrtaceae

Origin

South West Western Australia from Jurien Bay south to Albany.

Jarrah

Characteristics

  • Drought tolerant
  • Long lived
  • Native to the City of Stirling
  • Integral ecolink and biodiversity tree
  • Not suitable for under power lines
  • Nectar source for birds and bees.
Jarrah

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.

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

Poinciana

Botanical name 

Delonix regia​

Common name 

Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant Tree

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

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.

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

Tuart

Botanical name

Eucalyptus gomphocephala

Common name

Tuart

Family

Myrtaceae

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.

Kanooka

Botanical name

Tristaniopsis laurina 'Luscious’​

Common name

Kanooka

Family

Myrtaceae

Origin

East coast of Australia.

Characteristics

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

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 the Kanooka a great Australian alternative to the Magnolia. As a new addition to the City’s street tree program, recent plantings can be seen at Carine.

Example location

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