Georges Henri Park
GPS coordinates :
50.8457 , 4.4223
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Tilia tomentosa
French name :
Tilleul argenté
Dutch name :
English name :
Silver lime (UK), Silver linden (US)
Family :
Height :
15 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 40 m
Diameter of the crown :
10 m
Trunk circumference :
216 cm
Expected circumference :
500 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 1000–2000 years
Origin / Indigenous
South-eastern Europe, Anatolia
Favorite soil :
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 :
Tilia tomentosa, Hempel.Belgian Federal State Collection on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden

Features and characters of the individual

This huge silver lime has a harmonious silhouette and is growing vigorously at the bottom of Parc Georges Henri. It is at the vanishing point as you look down the long garden. The gravel paths, perfectly cut boxwood hedges, benches, ponds and strips of lawn all seem to converge on this tree. It looks like the landscape architect designed everything as a pedestal for this tree. The harmonious crown of this lime overlooks the garden.