Carpinus betulus fastigiata

European Hornbeam Fastigiata

An elegant tree when young, Carpinus betulus Fastigiata is a deciduous tree, with a narrow habit when young, maturing to a rounded, oval crown, and good in a woodland setting. The ribbed, finely saw-toothed, ovate leaves are mid-green, turning yellow in autumn. The male catkins are large, 8cm long. This is a low-maintenance tree, needing minimal pruning, but can be subject to caterpillars and aphids, coral spot and powdery mildew. Best in a clay soil which holds water and nutrients.

Site: Tolerates exposure
Soil: Any fertile, well-drained soil; best on a clay soil
Position: Full sun or partial shade
Season of interest: Early spring, autumn
Hardiness: Extremely hardy
Height: Higher than 40’ (12m) Spread: 8-13’ (2.5-4m) in 20-50 years

Type | Size: Pot | 10L
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