Grand Promenade tree planting

Grand Promenade is a high traffic road linking Morley Drive and Walter Road. The road also sees a lot of foot traffic due to the many buses that run along here and as the stretch connects many to shopping precincts. There are many well established trees along the street, though there are plenty of spaces to fill. 

This year, as the result of community request, the City will be planting trees in available spaces along Grand Promenade to create a more consistent streetscape and provide shade for pedestrians.

Planting is scheduled to commence on 10 of August with locations marked up in the week prior.

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

Grand Promenade tree planting

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

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.

Manchurian Pear

Botanical name 

Pyrus ussuriensis

Common name 

Manchurian Pear

Family

Rosaceae

Origin

China, Mongolia, Eastern Russia, Korea and Japan.

Manchurian Pear

Characteristics

  • Deciduous
  • Attractive spring flowers
  • Attractive autumn foliage display
  • Hardy
  • Pollution tolerant
  • Tolerates most soil types.
Manchurian Pear

Leaves, bark and flowers

Evergreen. Leaves are thick, smooth and roughly 15cm long with a slight blue-green appearance. Clusters of flower buds develop in early December and open April through till August. Flowers resemble rounded pincushions with white tops and a pink centre.

Height and width

5- 6m x 4 - 5m

Example location

West end of Telford Cresent, Stirling.

Brush Box

Botanical name 

Lophostemon confertus​

Common name 

Brush Box

Family

Myrtaceae

Origin

Found growing naturally north of Newcastle in NSW through to southern Queensland.

Brush Box

Characteristics

  • Evergreen
  • Tolerates as wide variety of soils
  • Pollution tolerant
  • Generally drought tolerant and excellent summer shade
  • Termite resistant
  • Responds well to pruning.
Brush Box

Leaves, bark and flowers

Glossy bright green leaves, provide a rounded canopy that develops into a pear shape if left unpruned. Bark is salmon colioued and exfoliates in summer. Brush Box blooms in spring, however the white flowers (which can be up to three centimetres across), are generally inconspicuous amongst the foliage.

Height and width

7m x 8m

Example location

Barnes Street, Innaloo.