Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine’ Hornbeam

Description: Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine' is a medium sized tree of pyramidal habit, narrow when young and broadening as it matures. Good autumn colours of mellow yellow. A classic narrow neat tree for landscape and garden. Other forms include Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’ but this is the better compact form.

History: Selected from a street in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Carpinus Growing Tips: Suitable grown in heavy, wet or chalky soils. Prefer to be planted in a full sun or partial shade position.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 6m x 2m

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • M Size: Medium
  • Tree shape: Upright
  • Do not prune
  • Wet tolerant
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Open space planting

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