Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam

Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam

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Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam is an ornamental tree that will add elegance and charm to any landscape. This tree is known for its upright, columnar growth habit, making it an excellent choice for small gardens or narrow spaces. Its dense, dark green foliage turns a beautiful shade of yellow in the fall, providing a lovely seasonal accent to your outdoor space. The Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam is also known for its smooth, gray bark, which adds to its visual appeal. This hardy and low-maintenance tree is a great choice for homeowners looking to add some vertical interest and year-round beauty to their yard.
Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam

Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam

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Latin Name

Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'

Common Name

Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam

Current Size

Approx. 7-9ft

Hardiness Zone


Bloom Time

Not Flowering

Mature Width


Mature Height


Growth Rate



Full Sun (6+ Hours)


Late Fall/Early Spring


Approx. 1-2 times per week




  • Columnar Shape: Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam has a naturally tall and narrow growth habit, making it a great option for tight spaces or vertical interest in a landscape design.
  • Dense Foliage: The tree's dark green leaves are dense and tightly packed, creating a thick canopy that provides privacy and shade.
  • Fall Interest: In the autumn, the leaves of the Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam turn a beautiful yellow colour, adding a touch of seasonal interest to your yard or garden.

Care Guide

  • Watering: Water regularly after planting to keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Once established, water deeply once a week during periods of drought
  • Maintenance: Watch out for signs of pests or diseases and take appropriate action if necessary
  • Pruning: Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth appears
  • (Optional):Fertilize in early spring before new growth appears. Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer

Planting Instructions

Planting a trees or plants is easy! First, begin by digging a hole that's twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Place the tree or plant in the hole and add some bonemeal fertilizer. Backfill with fresh soil if needed and water thoroughly. Water regularly until roots are established to keep the plant healthy. Enjoy your new tree or plant!

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