Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’

Pyramidal European Hornbeam

Narrow when young, becoming oval with age, this tree has a  very symmetrical and formal appearance. The dark green foliage turns yellow in the fall. The trunk has smooth gray bark, which can develop a muscle-like fluting with age. It is disease and pest resistant, and tolerant of difficult conditions. Frequently used as a street tree, it can also be used as a hedge, as it responds well to hard pruning.

  • Common Name: Pyramidal European Hornbeam
  • Height: 35' tall
  • Spread: 20' wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Zone: 4 - 7