Lone Elder Nursery

Carpinus betulus "Fastigiata"
Pyramidal European Hornbeam

Pyramidal European Hornbeam

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.

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