Av. Franz Guillaume Evere
GPS coordinates :
50.8618 , 4.4132
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Malus sylvestris
French name :
Pommier sauvage
Dutch name :
Wilde appelboom
English name :
Crab apple
Family :
Height :
9 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 10–12 m
Diameter of the crown :
8 m
Trunk circumference :
152 cm
Expected circumference :
100 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 100 years
Origin / Indigenous
Central Asia
Favorite soil :
All soil types, not too dry, fresh
Favorite climate
Continental temperate

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

It’s quite rare to come across a wild crab apple tree in Brussels. This species is usually found in hedgerows, or on the edge of the woods. This one grows on a piece of land that escaped urbanisation. It adds character to the Avenue Franz Guillaume wasteland. Very visible in the landscape, this countryside survivor reminds us of the once-rural past of this residential area. Not so long ago, this area was wilder, people ate the apples, and enjoyed the blooming flowers.