This group is a vital part of the broader local precinct planting of London Planes in neighbouring streets – Macleay Street, Tusculum Street and Victoria Street (refer to listings in this Register).
This small avenue of London Planes (Platanus x acerifolia) is dominated by two very large specimens located adjacent to the State heritage listed Regency mansion, ‘Tusculum’ (1-3 Manning Road).
This street planting provides continuity of the thematic style and is considered to have significance at both the local and broader City of Sydney LGA level due to the special combination of visual and social values. The London Plane has become synonymous with the Potts Point – Kings Cross area of Sydney reinforcing its urban landscape character.
Two older London Planes may date from the early twentieth century period, probably the inter war period, most likely planted at a similar time to that of the Planes in adjoining Macleay Street. The balance of trees within the avenue are comprised of much younger infill planting dating from the 1960’s.