Avenue Huart Hamoir and Square François Riga Schaerbeek
GPS coordinates :
50.8761 , 4.3839
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Ilex aquifolium
French name :
Dutch name :
English name :
Common holly
Family :
Height :
6 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 10–25 m
Diameter of the crown :
5 m
Trunk circumference :
92 cm
Expected circumference :
500 cm
Expected longevity :
Some trees can live for 500 years
Origin / Indigenous
Europe, Western Asia
Favorite soil :
Likes varied types of soil
Favorite climate
cool and 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 :

Features and characters of the individual

This grove of holly was planted for the beauty of its two-colour foliage: it is pale green and matte lower down, and dark green and shiny higher up. It is adorned with small whitish flowers from April to July, and then berries of a vermilion red in autumn. It grows quietly, gently but surely.
Here, holly occupies a special place among hardwoods: it is the only one that is evergreen. This is why it is often found in Christmas decorations. Whatever the season though, it seems to be doing well. A solid species, it escapes the harshness of winter and resists pollution, becoming a symbol of life. Holly has the reputation of being protective.