Latin Name: Quercus robur 'Fastigata'
Common Name: English Oak
Introduced: Discovered growing wild in a forest in Germany and was propagated by grafting in 1783.
Height: up to 50' × 10' spread
Form: upright and columnar, branching strongly ascending
Zones: 5 -8
Leaves: as for the species
Fall Color: not good
Notes: *FASTIGIATA (J.C. Loudon, Arboretum et Fruticetum Britannicum, London, 1838, vol. 3, p. 1731-1732) — as Q. p. fastigiata, based on Q. fastigiata Lam. Diet. 1. p. 725 (1785); resembling in general form the Lombardy poplar, questionably native to the Western Pyrenees. Considered a botanical forma by O. Schwarz, Monog. Eich. Eur. 1:107, 1937. Since the fastigiate characteristic comes true from seed, the N.A.K.B. (Nederlandse AlgemeneKeuringsdienst voor Boomkwekerij — General Nether-lands Inspection Service) has exclusively applied the name, as a cultivar, to material sold by D.A. Koster (Nurs.), Boskbop, the Netherlands (H.J. Grootendorst, Dendroflora Nr. 17, 1980, p. 24-33). However, among seed propagated material there will be a degree of variation in the fastigiate growth habit, and nurseries throughout the world may obtain seed from various trees.
(Journal of Arboriculture 11(10): October 1985, "Cultivar Checklist for English Oak (Quercus robur)." Alice Jacot McArdle and Frank S. Santamour, Jr., 310-11.)
Some people consider this a form of English Oak, not a cultivar: Quercus robur f. fastigata.
Where to find Quercus robur 'Fastagiata' in Maxwell Arboretum: