Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine' ~ Frans Fontaine Hornbeam-ServeScape
Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine' ~ Frans Fontaine Hornbeam-ServeScape

Frans Fontaine Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'

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  • Delivery to Greater Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC & Tallahassee, FL area ONLY, within 5-7 business days. (Click HERE to see our Delivery Area Map)
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee, GA       
    (Mon/Wed/Fri 11am-4pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
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Planning to install this yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for DIY installations. These sizes do not require any offloading equipment.
Any tree or shrub that is sized by HEIGHT or CAL (Caliper- size where the trunk meets the root flare) is delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap (B&B). They are typically 1000+ LBS per plant. They will require heavy equipment to install. Installation is not included in the price of the plant. We highly recommend adding the ServeScape ‘One-Click’ Installation service (must be added at the cart page) for material of this size, or working with a contractor that can provide equipment for installation.

For any tree or shrub that is sized larger than 10’ HEIGHT or 3” CAL, the customer will be required to provide offloading equipment or a contractor to offload unless paying for installation through ServeScape. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor can have equipment ready upon your plant's arrival!
**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

The Frans Fontaine Hornbeam is a tall, narrow, and columnar tree that can reach heights of up to 40 feet (12 meters) with a spread of about 20 feet (6 meters). It has a dense, upright growth habit, making it a great choice for narrow spaces or as a vertical accent in the landscape.

This tree is known for its attractive foliage, which emerges in spring as bright green and turns to a vibrant yellow in the fall. It also produces small, inconspicuous flowers in the spring, followed by small winged fruits.

The Frans Fontaine Hornbeam is relatively low-maintenance and adapts well to a variety of soil types. It prefers full sun to partial shade and regular watering, especially during dry periods




40' - 50'


15' - 20'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8


Part SunFull Shade 

Bloom Color: 

Yellow (male), Green (female)

Season of Interest: 


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

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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