This upright or Fastigiate hornbeam makes a superb specimen tree with its tidy upright head, it requires clipping once a year in mid- to late summer to keep it looking tidy. Green catkins appear in spring and winged nuts develop in autumn.
This tree works really well as an avenue tree along a driveway with its upright habit. A really popular stately looking tree.
Most of these tree are feathered all the way but there is one option that has a clear stem to 2metres with an upright head above that