MARMION Avenue in Currambine will soon be lined with flowers instead of olives.
Workers last week were replacing olive trees in the median strip between Shenton and Delamere avenues with jacaranda trees, which will also be planted on the eastern verge along the shopping precinct.
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said the jacaranda trees would “create a colourful floral avenue along this busy section of road”.
“Olive trees are no longer a supported tree variety within the City given their shrubby growth habit, which requires extensive pruning, and the fact they produce prolific fruit, which can be dispersed by birds and other animals to contaminate other areas of the City including important conservation and bushland locations,” he said.
“Jacarandas are well suited to warm coastal areas when planted in well-drained soils and in full sun, such as this location.”