Frans Fontaine Columnar Hornbeam

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SKU
10003547

Finely Textured Frans Fontaine Hornbeam

  • Fine Textured, Forest Green Foliage
  • Narrow, Upright Shape
  • Easy to Care for
  • Clean, Sophisticated Specimen Tree
  • Perfect Property Line Hedging Tree

Who doesn't love a beautiful and easy-to-care-for tree? The Frans Fontaine Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine') loves being the center of attention in landscaping and wants you to just kick back and enjoy its beauty.

Frans Fontaine Columnar Hornbeam has an upright, narrow shape with dark, forest green foliage that has a rather fine texture making it look clean-cut every day. Its slender form means any sized garden has room for its classy features!

Planting and Application:

This dense deciduous tree is known to be the star of the show and makes for quite the showstopper as a specimen tree!

Planted near your porch or patio, Frans Fontaine Hornbeam can give you and your friends a cool shaded area to drink iced tea and catch up on life.

If you're looking for a tree to make as a privacy screen, then you've hit the jackpot! Frans Fontaine Hornbeam is incredibly stunning when used for columnar hedging along your property line. Get the look and privacy without sacrificing space!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Although this tree is low-maintenance, it must be initially planted properly in full to partial sun with well-drained soil to allow it to grow to its mature size and unique columnar form of 35 feet or so tall and less than half that wide. Regular moisture while becoming established in its new home, after, just provide a drink before winter and during times of drought.

A gorgeous tree won't turn down a little spa day either. Little to no pruning is typically needed but can be done in summer as needed to avoid bleeding.

Let Frans Fontaine Columnar Hornbeam make a lasting difference in your landscaping by ordering this showstopper of a tree today! Reserve yours at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Frans Fontaine Columnar Hornbeam Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Carpinus betula 'Frans Fontaine'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 30 - 35 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No