Betula pendula Fastigiata Joes®

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  • 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

Order now for delivery from 18th December

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
2-year Fastigiata Joes tree - in a 12L pot
3m-5m tall after 10 years
£49.95

Prices include VAT if applicable.


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

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive tree / plant Attractive bark Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • Growth habit: Columnar / Fastigiate
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
  • Useful for: Screening Small spaces Street / amenity
  • Pruning: Do not prune
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners

Identification

  • Country of origin: Netherlands
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Bark: White

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