Columnar oak showing fastigiate growth form
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Botanical Nerd Word: Fastigiate

Fastigiate: Having flowers or branches whose extremities form a tapering or cone-like outline.*

The pyramidal English oaks (Quercus robar ‘Fastigiata’) growing at the end of the Entry Garden Walk have a fastigiate growth form.

*OED Online, Oxford University Press, June 2017.

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