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Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam

Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam

Regular price $299.99
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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.

Care Guide

Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam is a versatile deciduous tree that prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is relatively low-maintenance, requiring moderate watering during the establishment phase and occasional pruning for shaping. This tree is known for its upright, narrow growth habit, making it suitable for tight spaces or along property lines. It provides beautiful green foliage in summer, which turns golden-yellow in the fall, adding a touch of elegance to the landscape.

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Planting Instructions

Planting 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!


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


Late Fall/Early Spring


Approx. 1-2 times per week