Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'

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Upright deciduous tree with a compact branching habit. Leaves are glossy and green, appearing golden-yellow to yellow-green in Autumn.


A hardy tree from the Betulaceae family that thrives in sunny positions within moist, well-drained soils. Low maintenance and tolerant of a wide range of environmental conditions, including air pollution, drought and partial shade. May benefit from mulching after being planted. Requires minimal pruning if cultivated as a tree, yet responds well to heavy pruning if grown as a hedge.

Landscape Uses

Clipped formal, deciduous hedge or screen, used widely in Europe. Responds well to being clipped into creative shapes like a pleached deciduous hedge (block on stilts). Make sure plants are well mulched and watered in Summer to prevent any leaf burning.


Height to 12.0m
Width to 4.0m