Carpinus betulus Fastigiata is an upright form of the popular native tree Carpinus betulus and was awarded the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 2002.
Like its parent, the leaves of this tree are oval in shape, ribbed and serrated around the edges and turn from bright green in the spring to gold and orange in the autumn time. Carpinus betulus Fastigiata is slender in shape as a juvenile tree, displaying a fairly tight pyramidal shape.
This quality in particular makes it quite a popular choice for restricted spaces, however it should be noted that this tree does develop a middle-aged spread as it matures, changing from a tight flame shape to look more like an Ace of Spades.
If planted in restricted spaces, it will need regular pruning to maintain the shape into maturity and suitability for the position. This medium to large Upright Hornbeam is a tough performer and will do well in most soils, including clay and chalk. It is a good choice for poor soil conditions.
Carpinus betulus Fastigiata is a super tree for parkland settings where it can take advantage of the ample space. It is also a nice selection for avenue planting, producing classic uniformity and architectural shape coupled with a nice show of colour in the autumn time. Like its parent it can be a useful selection for screening.
Mature height: 15-20m
|Species||:||Carpinus betulus Fastigiata|
|Common Name(s)||:||Fastigiate Hornbeam, Hornbeam, Upright Hornbeam|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Tree Features||:||Autumn Colour|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Autumn Interest|
|Soil Type||:||Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Alkaline Soil, Chalk Soil, Dry Soil, Moist Soil|
|Mature Size||:||Medium to Large (15-20m)|
|Tree uses||:||Hedging Trees, Sheltered Sites, Woodland Sites, Garden, Light Sandy Sites, Avenue Trees, Parkland Trees, Screening Trees|
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