Improvement of Betula pendula ‘Fastigiata’

Betula pendula 'Jolep1' Fastigiata Joes – photo: Breederplants

Betula pendula ‘Jolep1’ Fastigiata Joes – photo: Breederplants

At the last month held Dutch trade fair for nursery stock GrootGroenPlus 2015 Betula pendula ‘Jolep1’, trade name Fastigiata Joes won a Silver Medal. It was submitted by royalty management agency Breederplants to the new plants competition of this trade fair as as column-shaped birch which is characterised by its straight upright growth and lovely white bark that is visible after just three years. Judges of the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society obviously agreed with this description. They consider Fastigiata Joes as an improvement of ‘Fastigiata’. “The twigs and branches are thicker and stronger. The new cultivar can be propagated through softwood cuttings. It will grow well the first year after (re)planting and it is versatile as a street tree or ornamental garden tree”, wrote the judges in their jury report.
It was selected at Belgian nursery John de Lepper. According to this nursery this cultivar grows within five years into a tree 4-5 meters high. Its yellow autumn colour gives the variety an extra dimension.
Several European growers list Fastigiata Joes in their catalog.
Fastigiata Joes – photo: Breederplants

Fastigiata Joes – photo: Breederplants