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Miris Pick Of The Week – Franz Fontaine European Hornbeam

Franz Fontaine European Hornbeam

Franz Fontaine European Hornbeams

Great slender trees with relatively fast growth and narrow canopies, useful for summer screening or shading the house in close quarters.

This tree grows to 35′ and gets about 20′ wide. During the summer season the leaves are green but turn gold in the fall. It has smooth, grey bark that has a muscular look.

This a highly adaptable cultivar that can take urban conditions and drought. It would make an ideal selection narrow planting strips.

Stephanie Fleming

Stephanie Fleming was raised at Behnke’s Nurseries in Beltsville. Her Mom, Sonja, was one of Albert & Rose Behnke’s four children. She was weeding from the moment she could walk and hiding as soon as she was old enough to run, so many weeds, so little time. Although she quickly learned how to pull out a perennial and get taken off of weed pulling duty.

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