European Hornbeam – Frans Fontaine – #10

European Hornbeam – Frans Fontaine – #10 Container


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Introducing the European Hornbeam – Frans Fontaine (Botanical Name: Carpinus Betulus Frans Fontaine). This stately deciduous tree is a symbol of elegance and resilience, offering exceptional form and versatility for your landscape needs. With its columnar habit and lush foliage, Frans Fontaine stands tall as a standout specimen in any garden.

Thriving in full sun and regular watering, Frans Fontaine Hornbeam boasts an oval shape. It reaches an impressive height of 40 feet with a width of 20 feet. Its spring blooms add a touch of charm to the landscape, signaling the arrival of the new season with grace and beauty.

One of the key features of Frans Fontaine Hornbeam is its excellent form and minimal maintenance requirements. This tree takes pruning exceptionally well, allowing you to sculpt it into fantastic shapes or use it as a striking hedge. With its dense foliage and smooth gray bark, Frans Fontaine adds dimension and character to any setting.

This cultivar is a top choice for various landscape applications, including accent planting, shade provision, and mass planting. Whether used as a vertical accent or as part of a screening hedge, Frans Fontaine Hornbeam never fails to impress with its timeless appeal and adaptability.

With a slow growth rate and a lifespan of over 120 years under ideal conditions, the European Hornbeam – Frans Fontaine is truly a heritage tree for future generations to enjoy. It thrives in a wide range of soil types and pH levels, making it suitable for urban environments and inner-city landscapes.

Each plant comes in a #10 (10 gallon) growers pot. The plant shown is an example of what you will receive, all plants are individuals and we strive to pick out the best for you.

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Plant Specs:

Botanical Name: Carpinus Betulus Frans Fontaine
Light: full sun
Watering: regular watering
Soil: well draining soil
Zone: 5 – 8

Plant Shape: oval
Plant Type: deciduous tree
Mature Size: height (40'), width (20')
Blooming Season: spring

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