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European Hornbeam 'Fastigiata'

Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'
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Green, ovate, serrated leaves turn a brilliant yellow-orange in fall. Small, hard, nutlets form in leaf-like bracts. Furrowed gray bark. Use as a hedge, shade or lawn tree.

Plant with Red Maple 'Red Sunset'


  • Landscape Size: 30'-40' tall, 20'-30' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 2-9, 14-17
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Oval
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Deciduous, Attracts Birds, Fall Color

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Although tolerant of most soils, requires good drainage. Prune in winter. Feed in spring with a general fertilizer. 



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