Chée. de Louvain 977 Evere
GPS coordinates :
50.8621 , 4.4253
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Malus sieboldii
French name :
Pommier de Siebold
Dutch name :
English name :
Siebold’s crab, ‘Fuji’ crab apple
Family :
Height :
6 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 4 m
Diameter of the crown :
6 m
Trunk circumference :
78 cm
Expected circumference :
100 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 100 years
Origin / Indigenous
Asia (China, Japan, Korea)
Favorite soil :
All soils, not too dry, quite 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

This is one of the most curious trees in the region! Several preposterous hypotheses regarding its zig-zag trunk have done the rounds over the years. One says that it was allergic to concrete, so it adopted this shape to avoid the low wall that was built next to it. Another says that an artistic gardener carved away at it whilst it was young, before abandoning the design. And another says that the tree is actually a bonsai that’s was planted in the ground – granted with freedom. If you’re passing by, there’s nothing stopping you from letting your imagination run wild. Everything about this crab apple tree is original: the multifaceted leaves, countless fragrant flowers – first pale pink, then they turn white – and of course its tiny yellow-orange apples. This little tree also attracts numerous birds.