Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' Fastigiate European Hornbeam
'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. 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.
Height: 30.00 to 40.00 feet
Spread: 20.00 to 30.00 feet
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Suggested Use: Hedge, Shade Tree, Street Tree
Leaf: Good Fall
Tolerate: Air Pollution