The English fastigiate oak (Quercus robur ‘Fastigiata’) is a cultivar of the English Oak, also called Cypress oak because of its narrow columnar shape with dense upright branches growing in a sharp angle from the trunk. The English oak is native to the British Isles and mainland Europe and was introduced to America in the 17th century. A mature tree is typically 50 to 60 feet tall. Short-stalked leaves (3-5” long) with 3-7 small blunt lobes per side are dark green above and blue-green beneath. Fruits are oval acorns (to 1” long) on 1-3” long stalks. Fruits are oval acorns (to 1” long) on 1-3” long stalks. Acorn caps extend approximately 1/3 the acorn length. Leaves display little fall color.