Stanley St Retail Precinct, Wodonga
The client's brief was to create a streetscape for a modern retail plaza, as part of a retail revitalisation project.
We selected a combination of Butia capitata, Phoenix canariensis and various Pyrus species, as well as complementary shrubs and groundcover.
Possessing an elegant, weeping crown, Butia capitata is slow-growing, cold-tolerant, drought-tolerant and wind-tolerant, so is a great choice for this kind of streetscape.
Since planting, the Butia have thrived, developing a pendulous, shaggy crown, contrasting the clean lines of the streetscape's sculpture and architecture.
The photograph on the left is of the project site shortly after planting, and the two on the right were taken after two years' development.