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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LANDSCAPE NOTES: Fastigiate White Pine is an interesting cultivar, with the refined foliage of Eastern White Pine that is better suited to smaller properties.
SELECTED CULTIVARS: 'Arnold'--A narrow, fastigiate form with butter-yellow fall color.
In Bala, Gwynedd, limes are being replaced with fastigiate hornbeam.
One of my favourite shapes is properly known as "fastigiate".
LANDSCAPE NOTES: Fastigiate English Oak is an attractive selection, especially when a selective maintenance plan is in place.
The ginkgo has a fastigiate form, which means that it grows like a column and so it could be easily accommodated in a small garden.
I would also recommend uprights or fastigiate plants, as these will grow upwards and not outwards, giving the illusion of more space.
Fastigiate Has upright, usually closely arranged, branching habit; often narrow upright.
And while there is less danger of root spread with fastigiate and columnar trees, they will certainly extend further than the crown.
ACHOOSE a fastigiate variety with upright branches that form a narrow, columnar tree.
A good choice for narrow gardens is fastigiate or columnar tree varieties with white flowers in late spring followed by red berries.