Adress
Muses Park Molenbeek-Saint-Jean / Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
GPS coordinates :
50.8546 , 4.3166
Scientific inventory
Partner :
This tree has been added to the WoodWideWeb atlas by Zérolutions
Contributors :
Zerolutions

Identity

Latin name :
Tilia tomentosa
French name :
Tilleul argenté
Dutch name :
Zilverlinde
English name :
Silver lime (UK), Silver linden (US)
Family :
Tiliaceae
Height :
24 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 40 m
Diameter of the crown :
14 m
Trunk circumference :
336 cm
Expected circumference :
500 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 1000–2000 years
Origin / Indigenous
South-eastern Europe, Anatolia
Favorite soil :
All
Favorite climate
Temperate
Tilia tomentosa, Hempel.Belgian Federal State Collection on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden

Features and characters of the individual

This silver lime tree attracts attention, especially in autumn when it is fully dressed in yellow. Its immense foliage perched on an enormous short and massive trunk from which 6 impressive master branches leave, some of which have merged, give it a very strange look. Its silhouette is unusual, unique. Probably the result of a strange transplant when he was young... and the reaction to different prunes in the past? Who knows if the petanque players of Parc des Muses, who play in the softness of his shadow, pay attention to him. And if fans of the ginkgo biloba, one of the stars of the region of which he is a neighbour, also visit him.

© Photos: Priscille Cazin - Zerolutions
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