Adress
Square/Av. Secretin Jette
GPS coordinates :
50.8796 , 4.3329
Partner :
This tree has been added to the WoodWideWeb atlas by Arboretum Wespelaar

Identity

Latin name :
Quercus frainetto
French name :
Chêne de Hongrie
Dutch name :
Hongaarse eik
English name :
Hungarian oak
Family :
Fagaceae
Height :
-
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 30–35 m
Diameter of the crown :
-
Trunk circumference :
-
Expected circumference :
500 cm
Expected longevity :
Relatively short lifespan for an oak tree, 300 years old
Origin / Indigenous
South-eastern Europe through to northern Turkey
Favorite soil :
Rich in nutrients, well-draining
Favorite climate
Temperate

Features and characters of the individual

"This beautiful Hungarian oak is one of the trees planted when the arboretum was built in 1984. In the Balkans, he is nicknamed "Frainetto": it is his local name. Large, shiny leaves, often with double lobes, are typical, as are low branches and strong rising branches. It is a cultivar that grows quickly and does not live very long for an oak tree. Its egg-shaped acorns are topped by a cup that is covered with scales: they are dense and tight, narrow, adjacent and hairy. We suspect that it belongs to the variety'Hungarian Crown' because it is a majestic tree with leaves up to 20 cm long. They fade nicely in autumn: they slowly turn from dark green to yellowish beige. »

ACTIVITIES

With the awakening of nature, the Arboretum reopens its doors to the public in April. https://www.arboretumwespelaar.be/EN/

Photo: Priscille Cazin - Zerolutions / 32shoot asbl
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© Photo : Bruno Campanella – Patrimoine naturel, Brussels Region
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© Photo Twining : Arboretum de Wespelaar
© Photo Twining : Arboretum de Wespelaar