Park, rue Neerveld Woluwé-Saint-Lambert / Sint-Lambrechts- Woluwe
GPS coordinates :
50.8517 , 4.4422
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Crataegus monogyna
French name :
Aubépine à un style ou Epine blanche
Dutch name :
Eenstijlige meidoorn
English name :
Common Hawthorn
Family :
Height :
10 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 15 m
Diameter of the crown :
Trunk circumference :
111 cm (at 50 cm from the base)
Expected circumference :
200 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 700 years
Origin / Indigenous
Favorite soil :
Prefers loamy soil with clay
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 :
+ ø
Limits soil erosion :
Does good, heals :
Belgian Federal State Collection on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden: Sowerby, English botany, pl. 480, 1873

Features and characters of the individual

The benches are well placed for viewing this hawthorn. The spiralling movement of its trunk is spectacular. This species already rouses the imagination amongst many, but this trunk adds an air of mystery too. How can a trunk have such a pretty spiralling shape and form? Was it the fairies that live inside it, or the wind? Perhaps this little tree has a feminine nature, sensitive to the moon’s pull or the rotation of the earth? It’s a good place to sit and think about this curious, natural phenomenon.