Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’

(Pyramidal European Hornbeam)


$179.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

‘Fastigiata’, sometimes called Upright European hornbeam, displays a narrow, fastigiate form in youth, but gradually acquires a tear drop or oval-vase shape with age, typically maturing to 40′ tall and 30′ wide. ‘Fastigiata’ is much more common in commerce than the species. Ovate, toothed, bright medium green leaves (to 4″ long) are clean and attractive throughout the growing season with little susceptibility to foliar diseases. Foliage turns yellow-orange in fall. Trunks have smooth gray bark and distinctive muscle-like fluting. Monoecious flowering catkins form in early spring before the foliage emerges. Male catkins are yellowish and female catkins are greenish. Fruits are small nutlets in 3-lobed bracts that appear in drooping 5″ long clusters in summer. Betulus is the genus name for birch in reference to the birch-like characteristics of this species.

Description

Easily grown in medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Needs little pruning when grown as a tree, but responds well to hard pruning if grown as a hedge.

Additional information

Common Name

Pyramidal European Hornbeam

Botanical Name

Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'

Container/Amount

15 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

40 ft.

Width

30 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

dark green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

yellow/orange

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