Parc de Wolvendael Uccle / Ukkel
GPS coordinates :
50.8004 , 4.3456


Latin name :
Malus sylvestris
French name :
Pommier sauvage
Dutch name :
Wilde appelboom
English name :
Crab apple
Family :
Height :
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 10–12 m
Diameter of the crown :
Trunk circumference :
Expected circumference :
100 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 100 years
Origin / Indigenous
Central Asia
Favorite soil :
All soil types, not too dry, fresh
Favorite climate
Continental temperate

Features and characters of the individual

"Sometimes the wild apple tree is a tree that grows in the forest and produces small, barely edible apples. However, it has a strong resistance to disease. If it is grafted with a variety ('Reine des reinettes', 'Jonagold', 'Gueule de mouton'...), it will combine its resistance with the taste qualities of a good fruit. Here, the aim is to graft these wild apple trees, but this does not mean that you will be able to pick apples. No, because this tree grows in the citizen's nursery of Uccle: a place whose vocation is to produce not fruit, but fruit trees. Apples, but also pears, chestnuts, raspberries, mulberries and other heritage and exotic fruit trees are multiplied here and then replanted elsewhere, in public spaces. At the heart of this production are the citizens who are welcome at the nursery to prune, graft, sow and maintain. If you want to help make the city edible, come and find us!"


More about thisi initiative: Citizen Tree Nursery Follow the activities of the nursery