Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine’ | Hornbeam

Its pyramidal crown shape is narrower than Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’. This Hornbeam is especially suitable for use in narrower streets and gardens because of its upright narrow form. Beautiful golden yellow fall coloring.


Available in size:

12-14 cm, 14-16 cm, 16-18 cm, 18-20 cm, 20-25 cm, 25-30 cm, 30-35 cm


Large gardens, Small gardens, Solitary, Squares and parks, Streets

Growing conditions:

(Semi-)shade, Dry (sandy) soil, Endures reasonable hardening, Frost-prone, Moist (clay) soil, Normal bottom, Sunny, Windproof

Growth habit:

Columnar, Feathered

Adult height:

First size trees 12+ m


low soil requirements, preference for well-drained soil, tolerates paving well


inconspicuous catkins that appear before leaves (April-May)



Environmental factors:

road salt

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