La Cambre Abbey Ixelles
GPS coordinates :
50.8177 , 4.3740
Walk: the gardens of the Abbaye de la Cambre


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Taxus baccata
French name :
If commun
Dutch name :
Gewone Taxus
English name :
Common yew
Family :
Height :
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 20 m
Diameter of the crown :
Trunk circumference :
Expected circumference :
500 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 900–1000 years
Origin / Indigenous
Europe, northern Africa, Caucasus and Anatolia
Favorite soil :
Likes well draining soils that are rich and humid
Favorite climate
Temperate and continental
Belgian Federal State Collection on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden : Mouillefert, Traité des arbres et arbrissaux, Atlas, pl. 32, 1892-1898

Features and characters of the individual

“French style” gardening is reflected in the geometric shapes of the boxwood hedges and yew balls. The largest boxwood, in the centre of the 2nd terrace of the gardens of Abbey of La Cambre, may be over a hundred years old. This page is enriched with an illustration from the Belgian Federal State Collection, which is on permanent loan to the [Meise Botanical Garden.] (

Photos: Priscille Cazin - Sylvolutions /32shoot asbl
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