Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine’

Frans Fontaine Hornbeam

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Deciduous

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Column

Mature Height & Spread: 35' x 9-15'

Natural Growth Habit: Upright

Native To: Europe

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Spring

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Drought Resistant / Fall Color

Container Sizes: 24" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 5-9, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 4a-8b

A Bit More

Love the beautiful foliage and fall color of the European Hornbeam but don’t have the space for a 60’ tree? Consider Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine.’ This slim selection keeps its columnar form growing 35’ tall and 8-15’ wide. ‘Frans Fontaine’ leafs out with the Hornbeams’ signature serrated green leaves in spring before turning a vibrant yellow in the fall. Plant this Hornbeam in full sun or partial shade in most soils. Use Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine’ along an allée, as street trees, as screens, and in parks or gardens.

A Bit More

Love the beautiful foliage and fall color of the European Hornbeam but don’t have the space for a 60’ tree? Consider Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine.’ This slim selection keeps its columnar form growing 35’ tall and 8-15’ wide. ‘Frans Fontaine’ leafs out with the Hornbeams’ signature serrated green leaves in spring before turning a vibrant yellow in the fall. Plant this Hornbeam in full sun or partial shade in most soils. Use Carpinus betulus ‘Frans Fontaine’ along an allée, as street trees, as screens, and in parks or gardens.