Quercus robur L. var. fastigiata

See Quercus robur L. for a description of the species.  Quercus robur ‘Fastigiata’ is a large, imposing tree of columnar habit with upright branches and tapering leaves.  [RHSD, Hortus, Hilliers’].

Horticultural & Botanical History

It was introduced to Britain from Southern Europe in 1820.  [Hilliers’].  Saint-Hilaire Arb. pl.16/1824.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.800/1843].


As Quercus robur L. fastigiata is somewhat at odds with the description ‘Willow-leaved oak’, Macarthur’s tree may be Quercus robur L. ‘Salicifolia’, (‘Halophylla’), a slow growing oak with elliptic, willow-like leaves.  Johnson’s Dictionary gives Quercus fastigiata as a synonym for Quercus pedunculata fastigiata, which is consistent with Q. robur ‘Fastigiata’.

Published Feb 03, 2010 - 03:12 PM | Last updated Feb 03, 2010 - 03:18 PM

Figured are the deeply lobed leaves and ripe acorns.  Saint-Hilaire Arb. pl.16, 1824.

Quercus robur L. fastigiata | Saint-Hilaire Arb. pl.16/1824 | BHL

More details about Quercus robur L. var. fastigiata
Family Fagaceae
Region of origin

Southern Europe

  • Quercus fastigiata Lam.
Common Name

Cypress oak

Name in the Camden Park Record

Quercus fastigiata - Willow-leaved Oak 

Confidence level low