fastigiate


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fastigiate

[fa′stij·e·āt]
(botany)
Having erect branches that are close to the stem.
Becoming narrower at the top.
(zoology)
Arranged in a conical bundle.
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In Bala, Gwynedd, limes are being replaced with fastigiate hornbeam.
And while there is less danger of root spread with fastigiate and columnar trees, the roots will still extend further than the crown.
Wrap netting or wire around conifers with a narrow fastigiate habit to protect against snow damage.
Cherries are not my favourite group of trees but Prunus Ama-no-Gowa can provide a superb punctuation mark in the garden as its fully fastigiate habit fills with soft pink blossom in April and then lights up with glorious reds and yellows in October as the leaves turn.
Columnar and fastigiate trees, either deciduous or evergreen, create pillar-like effects and are especially valuable where space is limited in small gardens.