Show some colour in win­ter

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Gardening -

to pink­ish flow­ers in spring, and Pyrus cap­i­tal, a nar­row grow­ing or­na­men­tal pear with white spring­time blos­som and at­trac­tive au­tumn fo­liage.

Korean sun is a com­pact or­na­men­tal ear tree, grow­ing to just 4m high and 4m to 5m wide. It is the most com­pact of the pears with a dense, rounded canopy and red and or­ange au­tum­nal fo­liage.

Chan­ti­cleer is a taller grow­ing pear with a dra­matic, steeple-like ta­per­ing canopy, white blos­som and au­tumn fo­liage show. It is a beau­ti­ful fea­ture tree, grow­ing to 8m to 10m high by 6m wide.

Flow­er­ing peaches her­ald the start of spring with their spec­tac­u­lar blos­som magic. Choose from dou­ble white flow­er­ing Al­bo­plena, dou­ble red Mag­nifica and Klara mayer with dou­ble pink blos­som.

Flow­er­ing peaches are trees to about 4m high.

Strate­gic plant­ing of de­cid­u­ous trees to pro­vide shade to the east, north and west-fac­ing walls of your home will pro­vide sum­mer cool­ing by re­duc­ing heat build-up while still al­low­ing the warm­ing win­ter sun to pen­e­trate.

Ev­ery­one, from civic plan­ners to prop­erty own­ers, has a re­spon­si­bil­ity to main­tain and plant more trees.

This goes to the core of what sort of Perth we want for the fu­ture.

Apart from mit­i­gat­ing sum­mer heat loads, trees can make our city a more de­sir­able and pleas­ant place, im­prove the qual­ity of our en­vi­ron­ment, pu­rify air and im­prove hu­man health.

fast­grow­ing

Prunus blire­ana

Prunus cerasi­fiera ni­gra flower

Prunus ni­gra

Pyrus chan­ti­cleer

flow­ers

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