Handsomely corrugated leaves hold their deep green color through the heat of summer and turn to rich yellow in autumn. Very narrow in youth, Frans Fontaine retains its slender form into maturity. Drought tolerant once established, it is adaptable to varied growing conditions and performs well in acid as well as alkaline soils. A top choice for a creating a formal alleé or a tall narrow hedge for screening unwanted views.
Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'
Frans Fontaine Hornbeam
USDA Zone: 3