Square Jules Lorge Jette
GPS coordinates :
50.8818 , 4.3307
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 :
7 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 15 m
Diameter of the crown :
4 m
Trunk circumference :
133 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

Hawthorns are common in Flanders and Wallonia, but rather rare in Brussels. They are best known as thorny shrubs in hedgerows of rural landscapes. But when they grow freely, in a more open space, they become small trees with rounded crowns. Like the one in Square Jules Lorge. This hawthorn brings a little air of land and countryside that makes you want to go for a stroll. It is the first tree to announce the arrival of spring, with its bright green foliage. From May-June it then turns white, with plenty of fragrance. Its beautiful silhouette invites people passing by take a detour through the square.