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Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'

Frans Fontaine Hornbeam

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Frans Fontaine Hornbeam is a medium-sized deciduous tree with a tight upright columnar habit that holds even as it ages.  The serrated and heavily ribbed rich green foliage turns golden yellow in fall.  Separate male (yellow) and female (green) catkins bloom in early spring and the female catkins give way to distinct clusters of winged nutlets.  Prefers average well drained soils.

Type: 

Tree

Height: 

40' - 50'

Spread: 

15' - 20'

Spacing: 

18’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8

Culture: 

Part SunFull Shade 

Bloom Color: 

Yellow (male), Green (female)

Season of Interest: 

SpringFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance plant.  No serious pests or diseases.  

LANDSCAPE USES: Specimen planting or Grove, Woodland GardenNaturalized Areas, Screeningand Shade Tree.

COMPANION PLANTS:  ServiceberryElderberryViburnum

 IMAGE: Baummapper7000 Eichen - Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 2020-04-13 qCC BY-SA 3.0 DE

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