Column trees can be found almost everywhere
Trees that grow in columnar form are particularly slender. Depending on the species and variety, these can reach heights of between ten and 15 meters, but remain remarkably narrow. However, you do not have to reach for the pillar tree right away if the desired house tree is to have a slim growth. Many varieties with an oval, conical or vase-shaped crown are also rather narrow. These trees are best shown as solitaires, but can also be planted well as avenues and some as hedges.
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The most beautiful columnar varieties
There are numerous varieties of columnar tree species, of which a great many actually retain their narrow growth shape through targeted breeding measures even without pruning measures. In addition to deciduous and fruit trees, this also includes some conifers. We have compiled some of the most interesting varieties for you in the following table.
|Tree species||Variety name||Latin name||Stature||Habit||particularities|
|Pillar rock pear||'Obelisk'||Amelanchier alnifolia||up to four meters||stiffly upright, shrub-like||edible fruits, valuable nutrient wood for birds and insects|
|Column hornbeam||'Fastigiata||Carpinus betulus||up to ten meters||very narrow growth||no cut necessary|
|Yellow column beech||'Dawyck Gold'||Fagus sylvatica||up to eight meters||very narrow growth||no cut necessary|
|Column beech||'Dawyck'||Fagus sylvatica||up to eight meters||very narrow growth||no cut necessary|
|Red column beech||'Rohan Obelisk'||Fagus sylvatica||up to four meters||columnar narrow||no cut necessary|
|Pillar cherry||'Amanogawa'||Prunus serrulata||up to 4.5 meters||very slender growth, only up to a meter wide||very suitable for buckets|
|Columnar oak||'Fastigiata Koster'||Quercus robur||up to 15 meters||conical, narrow growth||slow growth|
|Columnar mountain ash||'Fastigiata'||Sorbus aucuparia||up to eight meters||columnar upright||important nutrient wood for birds|
|Golden elm||'Wredei'||Ulmus carpinifolia||up to ten meters||conical growth||green-yellow foliage|
Instead of a real tree, bushes grafted on half or tall trunks can also fulfill this function. They also tend to stay smaller than a real tree.