European Hornbeam 'Fastigiata'
(Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata')

  • Type: Deciduous
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Height: 30-40'
  • Spread: 25-30'
  • Flower: Catkins
  • Bloom: Spring
  • Fruit: small nuts
  • Fruit Time: Late Summer

Carpinus betulus commonly called European hornbeam is a medium-sized, deciduous tree that grows 40-60’ 'Fastigiata', 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. Foliage turns yellow-orange in fall. Trunks have smooth gray bark and distinctive muscle-like fluting.

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