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CARPINUS betulus 'Fastigiata' (syn. 'Pyramidalis')
Fastigiated Hornbeam


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:: Betulaceae :: CARPINUS :: betulus :: 'Fastigiata' (syn. 'Pyramidalis')
  • Type of products available: X/1/0P9, 0/1/1P1L

Main asset

Its narrow upright shape and its resistance in urban conditions make it an important alignment tree.

Erected pyramidal form of Hornbeam, becoming broadly conical with age.

  • Uses: Aligment

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: columnar
  • Height: 15 m x 10 m (50 ft x 33 ft)
  • Growth: fast
  • Flowering period: March

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : grey
  • Foliage shape: ovate toothed
  • Foliage colour: medium green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: orange yellow
  • Flowers shape: catkins
  • Flowers colour: yellow


  • Soil type: likes clay, tolerates limestone soils but fears too acidic or dry locations.
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 25 °C (-13 °F - USDA zone 5b)