Bd. E.Bockstael 1 Brussels
GPS coordinates :
50.8695 , 4.3445
Scientific inventory


Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Ficus carica
French name :
Figuier commun
Dutch name :
English name :
Common Fig tree
Family :
Height :
6 m
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 10–15 m
Diameter of the crown :
12 m
Trunk circumference :
85 cm (two 85 cm trunks)
Expected circumference :
200 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 300 years (if planted in full ground)
Origin / Indigenous
Middle East and Mediterranean regions where it pollinates in the wild
Favorite soil :
Enjoys drained, damp or cool soils but can also deal with chalky or poor soils
Favorite climate

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 fig tree has adapted well to the Brussels weather. No doubt because it grows against a wall, facing south, and sheltered from the wind. It has found its place in a community vegetable garden. It is surrounded by fruit trees, spices, aromatic plants and vegetables. It is also cherished by gardeners who take care of the land and work to enrich the biodiversity in this green setting. This tree is from a rare species (for Brussels), and can be discovered near Tour & Taxis, when the gardeners are there, together with the small surrounding edible forest.