Carpinus betulus Fastigiata

'Fastigiata' European Hornbeam

Technical information

Height: 8-10m

Foliage: Alternate;simple; double serrate margin; oblong to ovate, distinctly ribbed venation. The autumn colour is golden to yellow.Habit and Growth Rate: Slow to moderate growth rate, develops into a very densely foliaged, columnar or oval shaped tree. Ideal for use as a hedge, screen, windbreak, or ideal specimen where lateral space is limited.


Tolerates heavy pruning therefore excellent for screening and forming hedges. Is tolerant of air pollution, prefers well drained soil and can tolerate periods of dry.  

cappinus betulus fastigiata

Reference: Edward F. Gilman 1997 Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes
David More & John White 2003 Cassell’s Trees Of Britain & Northern Europe.

All plant dimensions are estimates only and ultimate size and growth rates will depend on growing conditions, particularly when used in some urban environments.