Zone 3 - Exposed Ridgetops & Shallow Soils Over Sandstone

Recently Planted Sydney RedgumThe exposed ridgetops are the dominant ridge-lines of Charing Cross, Bondi Junction, and Bondi with their exposure to southerly and westerly winds and Dover Heights where the ridgetops experience strong salt laden coastal winds.

The areas of shallow soils over a bedrock of sandstone are found throughout Bondi Junction and the streets of Dover Heights, Waverley and Bronte. The original vegetation of these areas consisted of low heath plants growing on sandstone.

Streetscape Character

The streets are extremely varied from the wide grassy nature strips in Dover Heights and parts of Bronte to the concrete or asphalt footpaths in the streets around the commercial zones of Bondi Junction and Charing Cross.

Dominant Trees

Common nameBotanical name
Coastal Banksia Banksia integrifolia
Bracelet Honey Myrtle Melaleuca armillaris
Broad-leaved Paperbark Melaleuca quinquenervia
Weeping BottlebrushCallistemon viminalis
Watergum Tristaniopsis laurina
Swamp She-Oak Casuarina glauca

Preferred Tree Species

SizeCommon nameBotanical name
S* Dwarf Apple Angophora hispida
Weeping Bottlebrush Callistemon viminalis
White Feather Honeymyrtle Melaleuca decora
Prickly Paperbark Melaleuca styphelioides
M* Purple-Leafed Willow Myrtle Agonis flexuosa 'After Dark'
Lemon Myrtle Backhousia citriodora
Old Man Banksia Banksia serrata
NSW Christmas Bush Ceratopetalum gummiferum
Tuckeroo Cupaniopsis anacardioides
Blueberry Ash Elaeocarpus reticulatus
Scribbly Gum Eucalyptus haemastoma
Cheese Tree Glochidion ferdinandi
Riberry Syzygium luehmannii
Watergum Tristaniopsis laurina
Waterhousea Waterhousea floribunda
L* Sydney Red Gum Angophora costata
Cook Island Pine or New Caledonia Pine Araucaria columnaris
Norfolk Island Pine Araucaria heterophylla
Port Jackson Fig Ficus rubiginosa
Jacaranda Jacaranda mimosifolia
Brushbox Lophostemon confertus
Fine-leafed Paperbark Melaleuca leucadendra
Swamp Paperbark Melaleuca quinquenervia

*Small (to 6 metres), Medium (6 to 12 metres), Large (over 12 metres)

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