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Mature Frans Fontaine Hornbeam Tree (Carpinus betulus `Frans Fontaine`) **FREE UK MAINLAND DELIVERY + FREE 100% TREE WARRANTY**

Mature Frans Fontaine Hornbeam Tree (Carpinus betulus `Frans Fontaine`) **FREE UK MAINLAND DELIVERY + FREE 100% TREE WARRANTY**
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Available Options:
Size Qty
180-240cm (+£28.80)   
200-250cm (+£228.00)  
(custom order)
Girth 8-10 cm (+£240.00)  
(custom order)
250+cm (+£324.00)  
(custom order)
Girth 10-12 cm (+£336.00)  
(custom order)
300+cm (+£439.20)  
(custom order)
Girth 12-14 cm (+£462.00)  
(custom order)
Girth 14-16 cm (+£660.00)  
(custom order)
350+cm (+£816.00)  
(custom order)
Girth 16-18 cm (+£900.00)  
(custom order)
400+cm (+£1,094.40)  
(custom order)
Girth 18-20 cm (+£1,141.20)  
(custom order)
Girth 20-25 cm (+£1,440.00)  
(custom order)

Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info.  If listed as " DELIVERED X MONTH" they might be available by pallet with a £45-£110 surcharge. 

Mature Carpinus Betulus Frans Fontaine Size Options
150-200cm :5-12 Litre Pot, 2-3 years old.
200-250cm :10-15 Litre Pot, 3-4 years old.
200+cm: Feathered tree, 30-35L container.
250+cm: Feathered tree, 35-50L container.
300+cm: Feathered tree, 50-70L container.
350+cm: Feathered tree, 90-110L container.
400+cm: Feathered tree, 110-130L container.
Girth 8-10cm: Standard,35L pot, *Roughly 240-300cm tall.
Girth 10-12cm: Standard,30-50L pot, *Roughly 300-360cm tall.
Girth 12-14cm: Standard,70L pot, *Roughly 360-420cm tall.
Girth 14-16cm: Standard,90L pot, *Roughly 420-480cm tall.
Girth 16-18cm: Standard,130L pot, *Roughly 480-540cm tall.
Girth 18-20cm: Standard,160+L pot, Likely over 5.5m and may require additional carriage charges.
Girth 20-25cm: Standard,200+L pot, .Likely over 5.5m and may require additional carriage charges.

*Heights are given as a very rough guideline and can have considerable variation based on species and supplier (each nursery experiences different growing conditions) It may even have been pruned before being sent out so we can only guarantee girth. Trees over 5.5m may include a delivery surcharge based on location and species.

Once a mature Frans Fontaine is over around 200cm/4 years old then girth is the best measure of value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm (roughly 12-18months growth), the canopy will be wider, stronger, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth but this doesn't apply to slow-growing trees.

Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. There is a more clear stem with a Standard.
Feathered means it has an obvious single stem with side branching for most of it.

Between November and March, we usually have slightly cheaper rootball options for mature Carpinus Betulus Frans Fontaine. Contact us for more information.

Carpinus Betulus Frans Fontaine
The Frans Fontaine Hornbeam tree (Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine') is an unusual form of Hornbeam because of its particularly narrow habit and this makes it an ideal choice for gardens where space is limited. Also of merit are its good autumn colours of mellow yellow. Originally introduced from the Netherlands. We are unsure how or who it was introduced to but it decided to stay so the welcome must have been pretty good. Frequently used as an avenue tree due to the upright shape.

Considered to be chalk and clay tolerant making it suitable for most soils and can be planted on sites that have less than ideal drainage.

Pruning the Frans Fontaine is a task you can mostly forget. Prune out any dead, diseased or crossing over branches as preventative maintenance.

A medium-sized tree, so expect a height of up to 6 metres after 10 years.

Message card included at no additional cost if required. Just add the information required on the card at checkout.

If you are looking for more than one tree then click HORNBEAM TREES WHOLESALE, we also have HORNBEAM HEDGING .

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Frans Fontaine Hornbeam Tree
Frans Fontaine tree arrived safely and planted as instructed however we had a garden shed fire so intense that it melted the front of our conservatory. We lost a lot of our shrubs but we are hoping that the tree along with our rosebushes will survive only time will tell. These little things are sent to try us but why me all of the time. Robert 0913

Tree Jargon Explained
Half Standard:
Around 80-100cm clear stem.
Standard: Around 180-200cm clear stem.
Feathered: Branches for most of the trunk/stem length.
Multi-Stem/Bush: Very little or no clear stem. Multiple branching starting low to the ground. 
Rootball: Dug from the field with roots intact i.e. no pot. 
Pot: Plastic container that the tree was grown in.
Maiden: 1 year tree that has not been pruned.
Pleached: Foliage a square/rectangle flat shape wired to a bamboo frame with some clear stem. 
Screen: Same as pleached but much less/no clear stem.

Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £750 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by ​​​​​​​contacting us

Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.

Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season. 

Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.

Climate Change
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back. 

Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy. 

Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details. 

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