Av. Hof ten berg Woluwé-Saint-Lambert
GPS coordinates :
50.8586 , 4.4376
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Salix x sepulcralis
French name :
Saule pleureur
Dutch name :
English name :
Golden weeping willow
Family :
Height :
12 m in 2002
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 25 m
Diameter of the crown :
15 m
Trunk circumference :
272 cm in 2002
Expected circumference :
400 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 80 years
Origin / Indigenous
Favorite soil :
Loves damp and rich soils
Favorite climate

Usefulness and services of the tree :

Enhances the landscape :
Enhances the biodiversity :
Provide oxygen :
Purify the air :
Filter the water :
Prevents flooding :
Stores carbon :
Softens the climate :
Limits soil erosion :
Does good, heals :
Belgian Federal State Collection on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden. <> Camus, Atlas de la monographie des saules, pl. 22, 1904.

Features and characters of the individual

This weeping willow is a focal point in the landscape on Avenue Hof ten Berg. In winter, its soft branches are golden yellow. In early spring, its crown is covered with light yellow flowers (catkins). And then finally in autumn, its green foliage also turns a yellowy green colour. This tree stands on an embankment at the corner of a car park and a cultivated field on Avenue Hof ten Berg. It was heavily cut back a few years ago, but it has since vigorously reformed new branches. Let's hope that rot doesn’t settle on the cut branches.