Quercus robur 'Fastigata' ▪︎ English Oak

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Latin Name: Quercus robur 'Fastigata'
Common Name: English Oak

Cultivar: 'Fastigiata'*
Family: Fagaceae
Division: White
Introduced: Discovered growing wild in a forest in Germany and was propagated by grafting in 1783.
Sun/Shade: sun
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




Disease issues:

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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:

Quercus robur 'Fastagiata' map