Leopold Park Brussels
GPS coordinates :
50.8399 , 4.3798
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Taxodium distichum
French name :
Cyprès chauve
Dutch name :
English name :
Bald cypress
Family :
Height :
28 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 35–45 m
Diameter of the crown :
10 m
Trunk circumference :
261 cm
Expected circumference :
500 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for more than 1200 years, perhaps up to 3000 years in its area of origin
Origin / Indigenous
South-eastern USA
Favorite soil :
Likes damp soils
Favorite climate
Temperate, warm (and preferably damp), but adapts to cool temperate climates

Usefulness and services of the tree :

Enhances the landscape :
+++ trio that adorns the edge of the pond
Enhances the biodiversity :
++ relatively rare species
Provide oxygen :
++ large leaf area in summer
Purify the air :
++ group effect
Filter the water :
+++ appreciate moist soils
Prevents flooding :
+++ pump and sweat a lot of water
Stores carbon :
++ very strong and durable wood
Softens the climate :
++ shades the walk around the pond
Limits soil erosion :
+++ stabilize the banks
Does good, heals :
ornamental species
Collection of the Belgian Federal State on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden: Mouillefert, Traité des arbres et arbrissaux, Atlas, pl. 32bis, 1892-1898

Features and characters of the individual

This bald cypress grows in duo with another cypress, the flamobyant (2) at the water's edge. See his neighbour's card: And then go in search of the other bald cypresses around the pond;)

Photos: Priscille Cazin - Sylvolutions /32shoot asbl