Frans Fontaine Columnar Hornbeam (Carpinus betula ‘Frans Fontaine’)

Frans Fontaine Columnar Hornbeam

  • Fine Textured, Forest Green Foliage
  • Narrow, Upright Shape
  • Easy to Care for
  • Clean, Sophisticated Specimen Tree
  • Perfect Property Line Hedging Tree

Who doesn’t love a beautiful and easy-to-care-for tree? The Frans Fontaine Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine’) loves being the center of attention in landscaping and wants you to just kick back and enjoy its beauty.

Frans Fontaine Columnar Hornbeam has an upright, narrow shape with dark, forest green foliage that has a rather fine texture making it look clean-cut every day. Its slender form means any sized garden has room for its classy features!

Planting and Application:

This dense deciduous tree is known to be the star of the show and makes for quite the showstopper as a specimen tree!

Planted near your porch or patio, Frans Fontaine Hornbeam can give you and your friends a cool shaded area to drink iced tea and catch up on life.

If you’re looking for a tree to make as a privacy screen, then you’ve hit the jackpot! Frans Fontaine Hornbeam is incredibly stunning when used for columnar hedging along your property line. Get the look and privacy without sacrificing space!

Tips for Care:

Although this tree is low-maintenance, it must be initially planted properly in full to partial sun with well-drained soil to allow it to grow to its mature size and unique columnar form of 35 feet or so tall and less than half that wide. Regular moisture while becoming established in its new home, after, just provide a drink before winter and during times of drought.

A gorgeous tree won’t turn down a little spa day either. Little to no pruning is typically needed but can be done in summer as needed to avoid bleeding.

Let Frans Fontaine Columnar Hornbeam make a lasting difference in your landscaping by ordering this showstopper of a tree today!

Frans Fontaine Columnar Hornbeam (Carpinus betula ‘Frans Fontaine’) Details

Common name Frans Fontaine Columnar Hornbeam
Botanical name Carpinus betula 'Frans Fontaine'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 4-8
Growth rate Slow
Height 30 - 35 ft.
Width 10 - 15 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Yellow