Frans Fontaine Hornbeam Trees - Fourth Growing Season Summer Update - August 2021
A few days ago, I received a new comment from a reader of my garden diary on this post all the way back in late May 2018 titled: "Frans Fontaine Hornbeam Planted - Hedgerow Spring 2018". That post shows the eight columnar European Hornbeam trees that had been delivered and were being planted in our back and side yard to create (at that time, what I hoped to be) a privacy screen. The comment - from JennyW - is here below:
- Eight trees planted in May 2018
- 2" caliper trees, started around 12' tall including the ball. The branches spread ~30" side-to-side upon arrival near the bottom. Around half-way up (6' from ground) they spread 10-12" wide.
- Planted 6 foot spread trunk-to-trunk apart
- Trunk was 28" from fence and 36" from property line
Here's a view showing the four to the back. A flowering pear is at the end of the row.