Genus - Carpinus, Species - betulus "Fastigiata"
This tree has a very dense habit and dark green leaves. It is very columnar when young but then becomes more of a teardrop form. Because it is so dense, it can be used as a screen. For fun, it takes well to topiary and can be made into some unusual forms. It is a popular street tree because of its narrow form. Size at 10 years about 20 feet by 8 feet. Zone 4 to 8.Go Back