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Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'

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Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine' - Frans Fontaine Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine' - Frans Fontaine Hornbeam

More About Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'

  • Narrow, upright form with vertical branching
  • Ovate, sharp-toothed, dark green leaves
  • Foliage turns golden-yellow in the fall
  • Attractive yellow or green catkins
  • Smooth gray bark has distinctive muscle-like fluting
  • Bloom Time: Early spring

Zone:

4

Height:

12-15 m

Spread:

4-5 m

Colour:

Green
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Frans Fontaine Hornbeam Growing and Maintenance Tips

The narrow growth habit of this cultivar allows it to be shaped into hedges, arches or for topiary. It will also tolerate urban conditions and drought, making it a good selection for street boulevards.


Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Columnar
Compact
Upright

Foliage Color

Golden
Yellow
Green

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Hedge
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'

Carpinus betulus 'Lucas'

Carpinus betulus 'Lucas'

Lucas Pyramidal Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'

Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'

Pyramidal European Hornbeam