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Phase 1 tree species

Spotted Gum

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Botanic name

Corymbia maculata

Typical height

18-25 metres

Typical width

10-13 metres

Leaf

Large glossy dark green

Bark

Mottled, blue-grey, cream, pink and brown

Flowers

White

Fruit pod

Pear-shaped woody pod

You can see examples of Spotted Gum planted in large groves at Bellevue Street, North Parramatta, near Richie Benaud Oval

This majestic drought-resistant native tree is beautiful year-round.

Stunning when planted as a boulevard, the tree’s bark varies in colour from mottled blue-grey, to cream, pink and brown.

Its patterned trunk is topped by a cascade of glossy tear-drop-shaped dark-green leaves, and from winter to spring its white flowers are known to be an important source of pollen for native stingless bee honey production.

This tall elegant tree grows a large canopy that provides filtered shade.

Magnolia ‘Little Gem’

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Botanic name

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’

Typical height

4-6 metres

Typical width

3 metres

Leaf

Glossy dark-green wavy edged leaves with a soft, velvety brown underside

Bark

Smooth

Flowers

Creamy white, fragrant

Fruit pod

Small rose coloured

You can see examples in Wigram Street, Parramatta

This lush-looking evergreen tree grows a classic oval-shaped canopy and is well known for its large and fragrant bowl-shaped creamy white flowers.

Flowering from an early age, usually from summer to autumn, this highly-decorative tree has glossy deep green leaves with a furry brown underside.

This hardy variety works beautifully as a street tree and is spectacular when planted in a row.

The Little Gem’s compact form and hardy nature is well suited to streets with overhead power lines and narrow nature strips providing good sized trees and shade in confined spaces.

Pink/Red Flowering Yellow Gum

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Botanic name

Eucalyptus leucoxylon ‘Rosea’

Typical height

12-15 metres

Typical width

7 metres

Leaf

Long narrow grey/green

Bark

Mottled silver and cream, sheds in flakes

Flowers

Red flowers appear in clusters of three attracting a variety of birdlife

Fruit pod

Cup shaped woody pod

You can see an example at 21 South Street, Rydalmere

This upright broad canopied evergreen Eucalypt is striking year-round with a silvery mottled cream trunk, grey/green leaves and sprays of pink/red flowers from Autumn to Spring.

This tree grows moderately fast, and once established is tolerant of extended dry conditions.

This tall elegant tree provides generous shade and is well-suited to creating inviting streetscapes.

Smooth-leaved Quandong

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Botanic name

Elaeocarpus eumundi

Typical height

10-12 metres

Typical width

3-5 metres

Leaf

Glossy dark green, new growth is orange/ bronze

Bark

Grey in colour with corky bumpy irregularities

Flowers

Cream

Fruit pod

Small dark blue berries

This native evergreen grows in a narrow upright shape with abundant glossy dark green leaves forming a dense canopy.

Providing a vibrant contrast, new leaf growth is a golden orange or deep bronze in colour. In summer, fragrant cream-coloured flowers give way to egg-shaped dark blue berries.

This fast-growing elegant tree is quite narrow relative to its height making it well suited to constrained streetscapes with limited space.

Crepe Myrtle

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Botanic name

Lagerstroemia indica cv

Typical height

7-10 metres

Typical width

4-7 metres

Leaf

Green/dark green

Autumn folliage

Yellow/orange

Bark

Smooth beige, streaked with red/brown

Flowers

Pale mauve, pink or white

Fruit pod

Clusters of small peas

You can see Crepe Myrtle plantings in Purchase Street, Rosehill

This beautiful deciduous tree grows at a moderate to fast rate and develops a spreading round-shaped canopy.

Branches have attractive small crepe paper-like leaves that turn orange in Autumn and produce extensive frilly or ruffled flowers from December through to March.

This compact hardy tree is well suited to streets with overhead power lines and narrow nature strips, they also do well in hot, dry climates.

The tree has a very attractive, smooth, beige coloured bark, often streaked with red or brown and is known for their striking floral displays.

Crepe Myrtles create dramatic avenues of colour that transform streets during the summer period.

Brush Box

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Botanic name

Lophostemon confertus

Typical height

15-20 metres

Typical width

8-12 metres

Leaf

Deep green, broad oval shaped

Bark

Changing in colour throughout the seasons from pink/brown to cream/green

Flowers

White with fluffy lime/yellow stamens

Fruit pod

Small woody peas

You can see examples of Brush Box planted along Sorrell Street in North Parramatta

This fast-growing and drought-tolerant evergreen native tree grows into a dense oval shape.

Its trunk has rough bark at the base which changes with height becoming smooth and a lovely soft pink colour.

In summer, the tree trunk peels, revealing new cream-coloured bark with a green tinge.

Branches have attractive long (up to 15cm) oval-shaped deep green leaves. Throughout spring and summer, the tree bursts into flower with fragrant stems of five-petalled star-shaped flowers.

This elegant tree is well suited to streetscape environments in Parramatta.

It is very hardy and provides deep shade underneath its spreading canopy, helping to cool our streets during the hot summer months.