This single Moreton Bay Fig (Ficus macrophylla), a native of east coast rainforests, is located within the front garden of the ‘Salamanca’ apartment building near the intersection of Elizabeth Bay Road, Ithaca Road, Roslyn Gardens and adjacent to Holdsworth Avenue.
The fig is significant as an individual specimen with local aesthetic and visual values and its continuation of the historic planting theme of large figs in Elizabeth Bay, although it is only a relatively recent planting. This specimen has achieved a substantial and mature size with the canopy extending partially over the roadway. Due to its prominent position, it makes a significant contribution to the visual and aesthetic character of this streetscape and intersection.
It is not known when this Fig was planted. Assessment of 1943 aerial photos would indicate that it was not present prior to this time and is likely to have been planted following the construction of the current apartments assumed to be some time in the 1960’s.