Quai de Mariemont / Mariemontkaai Molenbeek
GPS coordinates :
50.8496 , 4.3336
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Salix x sepulcralis
French name :
Saule pleureur
Dutch name :
English name :
Golden weeping willow
Family :
Height :
15 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 25 m
Diameter of the crown :
15 m
Trunk circumference :
242 cm
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

Amongst species in the willow family, the “weeping” willow is the most well known. Impossible to confuse with anything else, its long fine branches dangle almost to the ground and sway with the wind. It has a yellow colour almost all year. This species often leans over water, as if were trying to see its golden reflection. This tree has the canal! Standing as straight as a lighthouse, it looks as if it is keeping guard at the Molenbeek lock.