Carpinus betulus 'Franz Fontaine'

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A hardy versatile deciduous tree grwoing quite tall but remaining very narrow. Its corrugated heart shaped leaves show lovely autumn colours against contrasting trunk and branches.


Easy to grow, suitable for most soil types, wind resistant and frost tolerant. Will grow in full sun to shaded areas and works well in paved areas.

Landscape Uses

With its tall narrow shape, it is ideal for avebue planting, lining driveways or pathways. Vesratile commercial applications, being suitable for narrow streets, parks, industrial gardens. Can also be shaped and pleached, and close planted to create a dramatic hedge or screen.


Height to 9.0m
Width to 3.0m