Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’ Hornbeam

Description: Carpinus betulus fastigiata is a medium-sized tree which creates an erect pyramidal growing habit. Narrow as a young tree broadening with age. The dark green leaves are ovate, ribbed and finely serrate, turning yellow and orange during the autumn followed by fruiting catkins in the spring. Perfect used for screening purposes or planted in a row along a drive or avenue.

History: Discovered in 1883.

Carpinus Growing Tips: Suitable grown in heavy, wet or chalky soils. Prefer to be planted in a full sun or partial shade position.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 6m x 2m

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • M Size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Yellow / Green
  • Award-winning
  • Open space planting
  • Autumn colour
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Can be hard pruned
  • Wet tolerant

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