Carpinus betulus Fastigiata
Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata,’ commonly known as the Upright Hornbeam, is a deciduous tree prized for its distinctive, narrow, and upright growth habit. This cultivar is characterized by its columnar or fastigiate shape, making it an excellent choice for landscapes with limited space or when a tall, slender tree is desired. The leaves are dark green, oval-shaped, and serrated, turning a vibrant yellow-orange in autumn. The tree can be shaped to create a rounded-off crown. ‘Fastigiata’ is known for its tolerance to a wide range of soil types and urban conditions, making it a popular choice for street planting and formal gardens. Its dense foliage and elegant form contribute to its aesthetic appeal, making it a standout tree in any setting.
Name: Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’
Approx. Height and spread: +12m x +8m
Position: Full sun – part shade
Soil Ph: All
Moisture: Well drained. Moist, but well drained.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
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