Parc Duden Forest
GPS coordinates :
50.8148 , 4.3306


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Crataegus monogyna
French name :
Aubépine à un style ou Epine blanche
Dutch name :
Eenstijlige meidoorn
English name :
Common Hawthorn
Family :
Height :
3 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 15 m
Diameter of the crown :
2 m
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

This pretty shrub has found its place in a hedge in Duden Park, on the edge of a wood, just a stone's throw from the castel. Discreet all year round, Hawthorn is noticed at the beginning of May. It is impossible to pass by without noticing it: it is covered with a real coat of fragrant white flowers. A sweet scent that titillates our nostrils. A bright white that attracts the eye. A feast for pollinators. When we approach them our ears ring so many bees are foraging. This fairy tree has scientifically proven therapeutic powers. Flower infusions are good for the heart. They regulate the heart rate. They balance the tension: give a boost to the hypotensive ones, and soothe the nervous and hypertensive ones.

This portrait is enriched with an illustration from the Belgian Federal State Collection on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden. See attached. Thanks to the library (heritage collection) for this contribution.

Photo: Priscille Cazin - Sylvolutions
Twinning: Botanical Gardens of Meise
Twinning: Botanical Gardens of Meise