Botanical Garden Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode
GPS coordinates :
50.8543 , 4.3629
Botanical Walk


Latin name :
Quercus macranthera
French name :
Chêne de Perse, Chêne du Caucase
Dutch name :
Perzische eik
English name :
Persian oak, Caucasian oak
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This species can grow up to 25–30 m
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Expected longevity :
Can live for 1000 years
Origin / Indigenous
Northern Iran, Caucasus
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Features and characters of the individual

This tree was added by the garden’s connoisseurs. “The Persian Oak normally grows in Turkey, Georgia, northern Iran and the Caucasus region. It is planted right against the underground tunnel of the Nord-Midi rail junction. The subsoil certainly contains enough remnants from the construction work to be reminiscent of the stony terrain of the tree’s native region. It has grown rapidly ever since it was planted in 1996. It is a tree for the future when cities have dry and hot climates.” From the footbridge you can see its leaves clearly.”