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  • Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' Tree
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  • Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' Tree
Carefully Packaged UK Grown Trees

Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' Tree

Upright Hornbeam Trees

from From £49.99 (ex. VAT)
( £59.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

The upright hornbeam tree with its dense foliage makes a wonderful specimen tree or is equally impressive when used in a group for screening or for avenue purposes. The ovate, glossy, deeply ribbed foliage is mid-green turning bright yellows and oranges in the autumn. Long green, spring catkins are followed by winged fruit.

The tree itself is upright in form and extremely tough, making it ideal for exposed positions. This variety is ideal for pleaching or topiary and is attractive to much wildlife, including moths and the rarely seen hawfinch. A handsome ornamental tree, Flame Hornbeam will grow to 7 x 3 meters in 20 years.

AKA Flame hornbeam, Carpinus betulus Fastigiata

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' Tree Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' Tree
10L pot 150-200cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £49.99 (ex. VAT)
Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' Tree Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' Tree
45L pot 3.0 - 3.5m Premium Standard Tree approx 10-12cm girth £149.99 (ex. VAT)
Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' Tree Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' Tree
45L pot 3.5 - 4.5m Heavy Standard Tree approx 12-14cm girth £169.99 (ex. VAT)
Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' Tree Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' Tree
55L pot 4.5 - 6.0m Extra Heavy Standard Tree, approx 14-16cm girth £199.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. Many are despatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, but please allow up to 10 working days to be on the safe side. There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached trees or trees over 2.5m in height (all trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard, Extra Heavy Standard, Mature Trees or Pleached) because we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a specialist haulage contractor to deliver. All trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge. Although it is rarely a problem, we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

The vast majority of trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your order. You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email. For some mature or pleached trees we may contact you in advance if the delivery driver needs help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Non Mainland UK and Overseas Destinations

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Carpinus Betulus Fastigiata trees

When planting hornbeam trees, such as the upright hornbeam, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown upright hornbeam trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees or prepare and apply the gel mixture for bare root trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Flame Hornbeam trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Carpinus Betulus Fastigiata trees

Hornbeam trees develop a well-balanced canopy with little help from us. Established hornbeam trees only require tidying up, by removing any crossing or damaged branches.

You can encourage young hornbeam trees to form a clear trunk by pruning the lower branches. This will help to raise the canopy and improve the overall look of the tree.

Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' Tree (Upright Hornbeam Trees) Description

  • Common name: Upright hornbeam tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 7 x 3 meters
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Mid-green, deeply ribbed leaves in spring & summer, turning yellow & orange in autumn
  • Soil: Best suited to moist but well-drained sites, can be planted in most soil types