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Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'

Hornbeam - European

'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.

Height

40 Feet

Spread

20 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone

5
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
0 Carpinus betulus Frans Fontaine #20 6-8' 30
1 Carpinus betulus Frans Fontaine #25 8-10' 1.75"
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Fall Color - Attractive
Winter Interest
Structure
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Moist
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Tree Type
Fastigiate
Street
Foliage Color
Green
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