Family: Betulaceae

Scientific Name: Carpinus betulus Frans Fountaine

Common Name: Frans Fontaine Hornbeam


Frans Fontaine Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) Very similar to Fastigiate Hornbeam but maintains a fastigiate form longer than the Fastigiata European Hornbeam

Plant TypeTrees Deciduous
Hardiness Zone5
Soil & Siteaverage
Fruitlight brown nutlets, maturing in Oct., three-lobed bract appearing as an umbrella over the nuts in dangling clusters. bracts change from light green to yellow in fall
Leavesgreen, golden yellow in fall
Dimensions35 by 15 feet (HS), narrow
Cultivar OriginOriginated as a street tree in Endhoven Holland, came to west coast USA nursery circa 1993
Notes & Reference#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr), #93-North American Landscape Trees (Arthur Lee Jacobson), #178-Morton Arboretum (
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