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Fastigiata Joes®

  • Fastigiata Joes columnar silver birch trees
  • Fastigiata Joes silver birch bark

'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.

Betula pendula

Fastigiata Joes birch trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £37.95
    In a 7L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)

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.

History

'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 characteristics

  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Attractive features:Attractive tree / plantAttractive barkAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habit:Columnar / Fastigiate
    • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Orange / Gold
    • Leaf colour - summer:Green
    • Sunlight:Prefers full sun
    • Pruning:Do not prune
    • Growth rate:Fast
  • Identification

    • Bark:White
    • Country of origin:Netherlands
    • Annual cycle:Deciduous

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