Adress
Ixelles
GPS coordinates :
50.8176 , 4.3727
Scientific inventory
Walk: the gardens of the Abbaye de la Cambre

Identity

Latin name :
Platanus x hispanica
French name :
Platane à feuille d’érable
Dutch name :
Gewone plataan
English name :
London plane
Family :
Platanaceae
Height :
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Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 40 m
Diameter of the crown :
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Trunk circumference :
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Expected circumference :
800 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 300–500 years
Origin / Indigenous
Crossed in Spain or southern France around 1650
Favorite soil :
light, fresh, fertile
Favorite climate
Temperate warm, but also temperate fresh

Features and characters of the individual

This beautiful homogeneous tree line, nearly complete, is quite lucky in more than one way. On the one hand, their pruning has preserved the natural structure of their crown, which is not so common in the city. On the other hand, each tree has the space necessary for its development, with a good distance between their trunks of 10 m and wide sidewalks. Their crowns are therefore naturally large and form an attractive vault.

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Photos: Priscille Cazin - Zerolutions/32shoot asbl
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