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Carpinus betulus Frans Fontaine

Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam

  • »  Tall and narrow habit
  • »  Perfect for small spaces
  • »  Golden autumn color
  • »  Drought tolerant once established
  • »  Poor soil tolerant
  • »  Great for urban settings

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Bred for height with outstanding columnar appeal, 'Frans Fontaine' is the best yet, maintaining its narrow habit well into maturity and providing stunning golden color in autumn. Its superb drought resistance, tolerance of even the poorest of soils, and small footprint makes it an excellent selection for urban settings.

Attributes
Fall Color
Specimen
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Maintenance and Care
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
Exposure
Partial Shade
Habit
Upright
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'

Grows well in full sun or light to deep shade, even in sandy or clay soils as long as the area is well-drained.