Frans Fontaine Hornbeams Holding Dry Leaves - December 2022
The most recent check-in on our Frans Fontaine Columnar Hornbeam trees was in November when all of out trees were still showing green foliage and outlasting - in terms of holding leaves - most everything else in our yard. Where are they today - three weeks in December? Well....they're ALL still holding leaves. But, some more than other. And...all the leaves are dry and desiccated.
See below for the current view of the trees. The tops are thin, but the middles are *still* providing some level of screening between our house and then neighbors. Pretty nice for a deciduous tree, right?
This ability to hold their dried leaves through marcescence - is one of the key features of the Frans Fontaine Hornbeam trees and helps make them even more desirable for screening beyond just the Summer months.