I was happy to see that Marrickville Council has planted a new street tree outside the petrol station on the Princes Highway Tempe. I think it is a Blueberry ash (Elaecocarpus reticulates).
The Blueberry ash is a columnar shaped Australian native tree that grows to between 4-8 metres tall, but is unlikely to reach this height in these growing conditions. It has dense blue-green foliage, red new growth & produces masses of pale pink flowers over spring/summer. The flowers have an aniseed fragrance. It produces blue berries over winter that can remain on the tree for many months. It is bird-attracting & they like both the flowers & the berries. Cockatoos & Lorikeets especially love the berries.
The tree is planted outside the petrol station. The owners of the petrol station have gone to the trouble of landscaping the site with a range of Australian native bird-attracting plants, which is very nice to see. I imagine they will appreciate this street tree.