'Frans Fontaine' European Hornbeam is more columnar than Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata', but is equally resilient in urban and suburban conditions. The narrower habit makes Carpinus 'Frans Fontaine' a good candidate for narrower spaces or street tree applications. The fall color of the tidy foliage is a clear yellow, and winter interest is provided by the upright, densely branched form. Since all Carpinus varieties are a fall digging hazard, container production makes the planting season much longer.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Carpinus betulus Frans Fontaine #20 6-8'
Carpinus betulus Frans Fontaine #25 8-10' 1.75"
Characteristics & Attributes
Fall Color - Attractive
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
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