Quercus robur “Fastigiata Koster”
Botanical characteristics: It is a more compact cultivar, strictly columnar, uniform and compact. It is slightly smaller than the cultivar “Fastigiata”.
Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It is the most common oak in Europe, present in the peninsula, especially in northern and central Europe. It can be found on flood plains and wetlands in the valleys with high phreatic aquifer, in woodlands with fertile and deep soils, on very wet but with no water stagnation soils, preferably with on acidic soils. In combination with the Carpinus betulus, it formed natural forests, covering the Po Valley: this plant association is called Quercus-Carpinetum. It resists drought and pollution.
Use: It is used as an isolated plant or in groups in parks and gardens, including the small ones. It is suitable for tiny spaces and for narrow tree-lined avenues in urban green spaces.