Parc du château Sainte Anne Auderghem
GPS coordinates :
50.8183 , 4.4330
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Taxodium distichum
French name :
Cyprès chauve
Dutch name :
English name :
Bald cypress
Family :
Height :
32 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 35–45 m
Diameter of the crown :
6 m
Trunk circumference :
406 cm
Expected circumference :
500 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for more than 1200 years, perhaps up to 3000 years in its area of origin
Origin / Indigenous
South-eastern USA
Favorite soil :
Likes damp soils
Favorite climate
Temperate, warm (and preferably damp), but adapts to cool temperate climates

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 :
Collection of the Belgian Federal State on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden: Mouillefert, Traité des arbres et arbrissaux, Atlas, pl. 32bis, 1892-1898

Features and characters of the individual

t’s not easy to take your eyes off this bald cypress. Everything about it attracts attention. Its presence: it stands out clearly from a group of trees, as if it has taken a step forwards. Its colour: apple green in spring and red in autumn, stands out from the foliage of the copper/purple beech trees. Its appearance: its powerful trunk soars pup towards the sky in a slight spiral. With its 35 m height, it dominates the whole of the park and is taller than the tops of neighbouring trees. In comparison to the tree, the lamp post next to it looks like a toothpick and the Sainte Anne castle looks small.