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CARPINUS betulus 'Fastigiata'

Commonly known as Common hornbeam

Upright columnar growing form
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    unequally-toothed, mid-green leaves 7-12cm (3-5in) long, turning yellow to orange in autumn.
  • Height
    15m (50ft)
  • Spread
    12m (40ft)
  • Tree
    Yellow male catkins to 3cm (1in) and green female catkins to 12cm (5in) long in spring.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

CARPINUS betulus 'Fastigiata'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    A well-shaped, tidy tree for a smaller garden.
    Pests & Diseases
    Caterpillars, aphids, coral spot.
    Place of origin
    (cultivar). Europe, Asia, North America.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Tolerant of full exposure to sea winds
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Dentate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Narrowly columnar
    Becoming more broadly conical (egg-shaped) with age.
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15m (50ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  12m (40ft)
 

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