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.