Scheut Park Anderlecht
GPS coordinates :
50.8451 , 4.3117
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Crataegus laevigata
French name :
Aubépine à deux styles ou Aubépine épineuse
Dutch name :
Tweestijlige meidoorn
English name :
Midland/English hawthorn, mayflower
Family :
Height :
6 m 50
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 15 m
Diameter of the crown :
6 m
Trunk circumference :
109 cm
Expected circumference :
200 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 700 years
Origin / Indigenous
Favorite soil :
Prefers loamy, chalky soil
Favorite climate
Temperate and cool

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 :

Features and characters of the individual

This hawthorn has rather curious surroundings. It grows alone on bare ground, between a sandy alley and a boules/pétanques terrain. It stands in the walkway a little. One of the wooden beams has been placed at the foot of the tree. Obviously, this tree found itself in the way; it has been severely trimmed but ultimately spared. No doubt because its little white flowers, with their springtime fragrance. Its little red fruits in autumn are also very much enjoyed. Or, maybe, no one dared to cut it down, because supposedly whoever does so risks disrespecting the fairies living inside, leading to very bad luck. Who knows? Maybe the fairies also like to play pétanque!