Cité Modèle's gardens Brussels (Laeken)
GPS coordinates :
50.8963 , 4.3242


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Salix x sepulcralis
French name :
Saule pleureur
Dutch name :
English name :
Golden weeping willow
Family :
Height :
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 25 m
Diameter of the crown :
Trunk circumference :
Expected circumference :
400 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 80 years
Origin / Indigenous
Favorite soil :
Loves damp and rich soils
Favorite climate
Belgian Federal State Collection on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden. <> Camus, Atlas de la monographie des saules, pl. 22, 1904.

Features and characters of the individual

The inhabitants of the Model City in Laeken planted a whole series of trees in the 1950s and 1960s. Like his neighbours, the other willows in the park, this individual is in dialogue with the buildings. Its magnificent crown, adorned with soft branches, which sway at the slightest breeze, brightens up the buildings of the city and its gardens. The texture of its bark and the shapes of its roots stand out from the geometric landscape of 1930s architecture.

Photos: Priscille Cazin - Sylvolutions /32shoot asbl
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