Betula pendula Fastigiata Joes®
- Best seller
- Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate
- Bark: White
'Fastigiata Joes' is a striking columnar silver birch. The compact upright shape makes this an ideal tree for the smaller garden, whilst several planted along a driveway look quite striking.
The leaves are neat and small, and the branches twist attractively. In autumn the leaves turn yellow / orange.
The characteristic white bark colour develops after 3-5 years.
These trees are sometimes too tall to fit in a regular mail order carton but if you need several we can send them on a pallet - just get in touch, these are impressive trees.
'Fastigiata Joes' was developed in Holland. It is a much improved form of Betula pendula 'Fastigiata' and won the 'Best in Category' award for Trees and Shrubs at the 2016 UK National Plant Show.
'Fastigiate' is a botanical term used to describe a tree where the branches are carried parallel to the main stem, giving a distinctive columnar appearance.
Fastigiata Joes trees for sale
2-year Fastigiata Joes tree - in a 7L pot
How to grow
'Fastigiata Joes' is cold-hardy and generally disease-free. It grows quickly to a mature height of around 4m-5m after about 5 years.
Like most birch species it is tolerant of clay and chalk, but prefers slightly acidic soils.
Fastigiata Joes characteristics
- Attractive features:
Attractive tree / plant Attractive bark Autumn foliage colour
- Height 10 years:
3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
- Growth habit:
Columnar / Fastigiate
- Growth rate:
Prefers full sun
- Useful for:
Screening Small spaces Street / amenity
Do not prune
- Disease resistance:
- Gardening skill:
Suitable for beginners
- Country of origin:
- Leaf colour:
- Leaf colour - young:
- Leaf colour - autumn:
Orange / Gold
- Annual cycle:
Sorbus aucupariaAutumn Spire
Autumn Spire (Flanrock) is a columnar rowan with yellow fruitlets and excellent autumn colour.