Carpinus Betulus Frans Fontaine


Fastigiate Hornbeam, a neat shape and upright form lend it to be used for formal avenues and topiary. Leaves turn orange and gold in the autumn. A narrow columnar selection of Hornbeam which grows to 10m (35ft) with a width of 3m (10ft).


Full sun or shade. Copes with damp or moist soils and even temporary waterlogging.


General Tree Planting and care

  • Water the Tree thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Tree is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Drive in one or two tree stakes a little off centre
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Position the tree against the stake if one stake is used or in the middle if two are being used
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Secure to the stake or stakes using one or two rubber adjustable straps
  • Water the tree and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring