Adress :
Parc Elisabeth Koekelberg
Partner :
This tree has been added to the WoodWideWeb atlas by Histoires d'arbres (France)


Latin name :
Carpinus betulus
French name :
Charme Commun
Dutch name :
Gewone haagbeuk
English name :
Common / European hornbeam
Family :
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 25 m
Expected Circumference:
500 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 150 years
Origin / Indigenous
Native to Belgium
Favorite soil :
Neutral, quite rich, clayish and cool
Favorite climate
Temperate, continental, resistant to cold
Illustrated botany © Wikimedia Commons

Features and characters of the sponsored tree

This tall Hornbeam of Parc Elisabeth is one of the most beautiful specimens in the region. On the edge of the wooded massif, it has had all the space and light to expand widely. Its shape is slightly weeping: walkers find shade, oxygen, freshness and comfort under its foliage in summer. Like in a small forest.

Twinning: Photo Christian Decamme, Hornbeam of la forêt de Compiègne.