Carpinus 'Fastigiata' is a distinctive, erect form of the native hornbeam that forms a flame-shaped tree. The dark green foliage turns yellow and orange in the autumn. This tree is excellent planted as a specimen tree or where space is limited.
Common Name: Upright Hornbeam Tree
Latin Name: Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata Lucas'
Soil: Any good garden soil will tolerate heavier damper sites also
Position: Full sun or partial shade
Flowering period/colour: April/Pendulous catkins
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height and spread in 20 years: 7m/4m
Special features: Neater and denser than the simple species, it grows quite fast while young, producing a neat formal shape, almost triangular in silhouette.