Josaphat Park Schaarbeek
GPS coordinates :
50.8623 , 4.3845
Scientific inventory
Strolling through Josaphat Park


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Carpinus betulus
French name :
Charme Commun
Dutch name :
Gewone haagbeuk
English name :
Common / European hornbeam
Family :
Height :
16 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 25 m
Diameter of the crown :
10 m
Trunk circumference :
186 cm
Expected circumference :
500 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 150 years
Origin / Indigenous
Native to Belgium
Favorite soil :
Neutral, quite rich, clayish and cool
Favorite climate
Temperate, continental, resistant to cold
Illustrated botany © Wikimedia Commons

Features and characters of the individual

This european hornbeam is not very big. But its silhouette is particularly attractive and pitturesque. This species often reminds the greek sculptures. It is a typical characteritic of many charms that this specimen illustrates particularly well.