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Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'

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More About Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'

  • Narrow, upright form with vertical branching
  • Ovate, sharp-toothed, medium-green leaves
  • Foliage turns yellow-orange in the fall
  • Attractive, yellow or green catkins
  • Smooth, gray bark has distinctive, muscle-like fluting
  • Bloom Time: Early spring

Zone:

5

Height:

12-15 m

Spread:

2-3 m

Colour:

Green
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Pyramidal European Hornbeam Growing and Maintenance Tips

The narrow growth habit of this cultivar allows it to be shaped into hedges, arches or for topiary.  It will also tolerate urban conditions and drought, making it a good selection for street boulevards. This cultivar is more upright, and denser branching than the 'Frans Fontaine' cultivar.


Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Columnar
Upright
Compact

Foliage Color

Orange
Yellow
Green

Landscape uses

Hedge
Specimen
Screening (privacy)

 Suitable Substitutions for Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'

Betula pendula 'Fastigiata'

Betula pendula 'Fastigiata'

Pyramidal European Birch

Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'

Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'

Frans Fontaine Hornbeam

Acer saccharinum 'Pyramidale'

Acer saccharinum 'Pyramidale'

Pyramidal Silver Maple