CARPINUS betulus 'Frans Fontaine'

This European hornbeam is a slow growing form. CARPINUS betulus 'Frans Fontaine' has a fastigiated shape and requires only a little surface in a garden. Even without leaves, this plant is very decorative.

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In order to learn more about CARPINUS betulus 'Frans Fontaine' , its planting and how to take care of it, discover below important technical facts. If there are multiple options shown (for example: nature of soil), this means they are all suitable for the plant.

Approximate height after 10 years
2 - 3 m
Possible spots for planting
full sun (from noon until 5 p.m. minimum), half shade (no sun from noon until 5 p.m.)
Special interest in spring
flowers, foliage, shape
Special interest in summer
foliage, shape
Special interest in autumn
foliage, shape
Special interest in winter
shape
Flowering period
spring
Color of foliage
green
Kind of foliage
deciduous
Possible uses
hedge, pot, bedding, isolated
Need of humidity
dry, mean, humid
Cold resistance
hardy under -20°C
Acceptable kind of soil
light, normal, heavy
Acceptable pH
acid (less than 6.5), neutral (between 6.5 and 7.5), calcareous (more than 7.5)
Shape
fastigiated
Pruning period
march
Peculiarities
shape
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