Place du Terdelt Schaarbeek
GPS coordinates :
50.8682 , 4.3901


Latin name :
Crataegus monogyna
French name :
Aubépine à un style ou Epine blanche
Dutch name :
Eenstijlige meidoorn
English name :
Common Hawthorn
Family :
Height :
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 15 m
Diameter of the crown :
Trunk circumference :
Expected circumference :
200 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 700 years
Origin / Indigenous
Favorite soil :
Prefers loamy soil with clay
Favorite climate
Temperate and cool
Belgian Federal State Collection on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden: Sowerby, English botany, pl. 480, 1873

Features and characters of the individual

The plantation department of the Municipality of Schaerbeek grows a small edible forest. This hawthorn, a fairy tree, is the guardian of this orchard which gathers more than 60 trees, and about 50 species! The Terdelt square is transformed into an incredibly diverse edible wood in the heart of the city. You can find: hazelnut, kiwi, plum, apple, pear, elder, etc.

The gardeners of the municipality invite you to discover this area: "Its aim is to increase bio-diversity in Schaerbeek but also to return to our roots with our indigenous fruit trees. We can find a multitude of fruit tree species like Plums, Pears, Raspberries, Apples, Redcurrants... and other melliferous shrubs like Sambucus, Nandinas, Lavendulas,.....". They invite you to "a little country walk to discover all these trees and shrubs, to marvel at their nourishing aspects, at the fauna and the pollinators who benefit from them. Everyone can find their taste and visual happiness there".

Photo: Schaerbeek Propreté & Espaces Verts
Photo: Schaerbeek Propreté & Espaces Verts