Walcott Street tree planting

Walcott Street is an important east-west road linking four of Perth’s major roads (Charles Street, Alexander Drive, Beaufort Street and Guildford Road).

This winter the City will be planting approximately 74 Jacarandas (Jacaranda mimosifolia) as part of the Themed Avenue Program on verges along Walcott Street from Charles Street in the West to Beaufort Street in the East creating an attractive and inviting streetscape for the community.

Planting is scheduled to commence 07 September 2020

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

Walcott Street 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.

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.