Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine' - autumn colour
Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine' - specimen tree in Spring
Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine' - narrow habit
Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine' - autumn colour
Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine' - specimen tree in Spring
Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine' - narrow habit

Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'

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(Columnar Hornbeam) Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine' is an outstanding narrow tree which was selected originally from a columnar street tree found in Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

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  • 3 litre pot (2-3 years old, 60-80 cm tall)
  • 3 litre pot (3-4 years old, 100-125 cm tall)

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Priority: £15
Click & Collect: Free

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An outstanding narrow form of hornbeam which was selected originally from a columnar street tree found in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. A little similar to the more common form, Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' but with a more narrow, tight habit of growth and deeply veined foliage which is lush green in spring and summer before turning a rich mustard-yellow in autumn.

The very narrow habit makes this Carpinus, suitable for even the smallest of gardens and also for growing as an avenue tree!


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Fertile, well drained soil. Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' is tolerant of dry soil conditions.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' grows to be a medium sized tree with an exceptionally narrow habit.
    • Height: 15 m (50 ft)
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
  • Notes: A specimen of Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine', planted in the arboretum surrounding our nursery had reached a height of 5 m, a spread of 1 m after 12 years.
How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Medium (8m - 15m), Tree - Small (4m - 8m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Site: Windy
Special Features
Habit - Narrow, Honey Fungus Resistant, Screening/Hedge
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