Mirrabooka tree planting

The current canopy cover of Mirrabooka sits at 9.8%. This year’s Mirrabooka’s Community Tree Planting program aims to increase canopy cover on streets with available verge space.

Locations will be marked-up one to two weeks prior to the event on 5 September 2020.

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

Mirrabooka tree planting map

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.

Sugar Gum 'nana'

Botanical name 

Eucalyptus cladocalyx 'nana'​

Common name 

Sugar Gum 'nana'

Family

Myrtaceae

Origin

Originating from Spencer Gulf in South Australia, the City plants the ‘Nana’ cultivar which is a much smaller, more compact form reaching just 8 - 15m.

Sugar Gum

Characteristics

  • Ornamental trunk
  • Evergreen
  • Drought tolerant
  • Long lived
  • ‘Nana’ means small form
  • Not suitable for under power lines.
Sugar Gum

Leaves, bark and flowers

Lanceolate leaves are dark green with high gloss surface. Bark is smooth white, or cream with mottles patches of orange, brown, yellow or grey. White clusters of flowers appear during summer.

Height and width

12m x 10m

Example location

Southern side of car bays located on Pinnata Mews,Churchlands.

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.

Cottonwood

Botanical name 

Hibiscus tilliaceus​

Common name 

Cottonwood

Family

Malvaceae

Origin

Coastal areas of South Pacific and Indian Ocean.

Characteristics

  • Evergreen

  • Hardy, drought tolerant

  • Quick growing

  • Salt tolerant

  • Suits coastal conditions

  • Responds well to pruning

  • Attractive foliage

  • Suits a range of landscape styles

  • Constant floral display.

Cottonwood

Leaves, bark and flowers

Leaves are heart shaped, dark green to purple with Bronze tones. Bark is smooth and grey. Open style Hibiscus flower bright yellow, fading to orange with a black throat. Appear all year, though more prolific in summer.

Height and width

8m x 6m

Example location

Corner of Vincent and Lancaster St, Dianella and Corner Sangiorgio Ct, Osborne Park.

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

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

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.