Adress
GPS coordinates :
50.8343 , 4.3747
Scientific inventory

Identity

Latin name :
Corylus avellana
French name :
Noisetier, Coudrier
Dutch name :
Gewone hazelaar
English name :
Common hazel, cobnut
Family :
Betulaceae
Height :
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 8 m
Diameter of the crown :
Trunk circumference :
Expected circumference :
100 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 80 years
Origin / Indigenous
Europe, Anatolia and northern Africa
Favorite soil :
Likes most soils but not dry environments, prefers particularly fresh soils
Favorite climate
Temperate

Usefulness and services of the tree :

Enhances the landscape :
Enhances the biodiversity :
Provide oxygen :
Purify the air :
Filter the water :
Prevents flooding :
Stores carbon :
Softens the climate :
Limits soil erosion :
Does good, heals :
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Belgian Federal State Collection on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden: Hempel, Die Bäume und Sträucher dese Waldes, pl. 16, 1889

Features and characters of the individual

The hazelnut tree is a small, discreet but popular tree. It begins to bloom well before the end of winter: first it is covered with golden male flowers that sway in the wind, and then with tiny, tiny star-shaped flowers of a bright reddish pink. They become delicious hazelnuts. A shrub can produce up to 20 kg of fruit. Its foliage forms pretty little domes, soft green in spring and bright yellow in autumn. This individual is discreet in the middle of the Viaduct's Park. People in a hurry don't notice it. The children know him well. They rest in the soft shade on summer afternoons. They listen to the stories from the Ixelles' library while checking out the nuts until they are ripe.

This file is enriched with an illustration from the Belgian Federal State Collection on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden. See attached. Thanks to the library (heritage collection) for this contribution. https://www.plantentuinmeise.be/en/home/

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