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Pleached Trees and Wall Frames

You are thinking about making a considerable investment in your garden and you may need some help to make sure you are not going to make a blunder, so please read on.  

First thing is to consider, is what you need these big plants for and your relationship with your neighbours, and if you have them how it will be received. If you think they are going to love the idea and want to help maintain the hedge/screen then you can use pleached trees right up to the boundary and they are very good at saving space.  You can garden under them whilst blocking out a view. If you think, and it is nearly always the case, that you will be looking after them yourself you must leave room to get to the back to allow trimming.

If all you want to do is hide and help make last an ugly fence or wall you could use the wall frames.  They instantly take you out of that imprisoned feeling that 6 foot fence panels create without gobbling up 6 feet of border.

Now for planting pleached trees.  We always recommend that you erect a rail to sit about 2/3rds of the way up the clear stem. eg; 2 metre stem, rail at 150/160cm off the floor. The rail can be independently secured buy a post every 2.5/3m. If you are in a very windy spot use a second rail midway between the top and the floor to give the plant more anchorage and reinforce the support posts. To the face of the rail you need to fix rubber tree pads and belts to stop the rail rubbing the trunk and to strap the trunk to. (make sure the nail heads are sunk into the pad so they don't scratch at the bark). Best to do this once you have positioned the plants and it's a good idea to know where you are going to be digging the hole for the plant as you don't want to be digging where you have just banged in the posts. Some people like to leave the plants in big planters or pots, the same method of support is best used for them as well. Posts are more important to get in the right spot than the rail, as you can simply over or under lap the rail when starting the next rail. Position the plant upright and fix the pad and belt and you're all but there. Sometimes the frame incorporates the cane or post that is already in with the plant. If it's part of the structure, leave it and tie it in with the trunk to your support frame, if not choose yourself if it is needed or not.

Pleached wall frames. They hardly need any support especially if they have a wall or fence behind them.

Standard trees should be planted much the same way as the support rail method but they can be don separately with 2 posts a short rail and the same pads and belts. They look like mini rugby goals with the tree in the centre. 

Looking after them and getting them established.

For the first season you will need to tie in the branches at regular intervals to get them used to the shape of the frame and trim off spare growth you don't want. Once these branches strengthen up and you have the effect you are looking for you will be able to clip the next seasons growth a couple of times a year to keep them to the shape you desire. Feed them in the spring taking care to read the instructions on the rate of application and give them water when they need it. Obviously if they are in pots you will need to do this far more often.

Very good luck and feel free to phone and talk before you get into any difficulty.

  1. Cube

    Carpinus Betulus Cube Head Full Standard 160 Litre Pot

    £800.00

    Carpinus Betulus Pleached Tree, Height of stem 220cm, Girth 20/25cm, Height of cube approx 1m x 1m wide

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  2. Carpinus Betulus

    Carpinus Betulus Pleached Full Standard 50 Litre Pot

    £266.00

    Carpinus Betulus Pleached Tree, Height of stem 200-220cm, Girth 12-14cm, Height of frame approx 1.2m x 1.5m wide

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  3. carpinus

    Carpinus Betulus Pleached Full Standard 80 Litre Pot G14/16cm

    £350.00

    Carpinus Betulus Pleached Tree, Height of stem 180-200cm, Girth 14-16cm, Height of frame approx 1.5m x 1.8m wide

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  4. carpinus

    Carpinus Betulus Pleached Full Standard 80 Litre Pot G16/18cm

    £406.00

    Carpinus Betulus Pleached Tree, Height of stem 180-200cm, Girth 16-18cm, Height of frame approx 1.5m x 1.8m wide

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  5. 200 x 120

    Elaeagnus x ebbingei 25 Litre Pot 3/4 Standard Pleached

    £238.00

    Elaeagnus x ebbingei Espallier - height of stem 120cm, height of frame 120cm Width of frame 150cm

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  6. Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Espallier Half Standard

    Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Espallier Half Standard 25 Litre Pot

    £173.60

    Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Espallier Half Standard - Stem height 80cm, Height of the frame 120cm x 100cm wide

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  7. wall frame

    Elaeagnus x ebbingei Espallier Wall Frame 25 Litre Pot

    £111.65

    Elaeagnus x ebbingei Espallier Wall Frame - height of frame 150cm Width of frame 80cm Learn More
  8. 200 x 120

    Elaeagnus x ebbingei Espallier Wall Frame 50 Litre Pot

    £246.50

    Elaeagnus x ebbingei Espallier Wall Frame - height of frame 200cm Width of frame 120cm Learn More
  9. 150x150

    Elaeagnus x ebbingei Espallier Wall Frame 90 Litre Pot

    £246.50

    Elaeagnus x ebbingei Espallier Wall Frame - height of frame 150cm Width of frame 150cm Learn More
  10. 120x120

    Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Pleached Full Standard 35 Litre Pot 8/10 Girth

    £320.00

    Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Espallier Full Standard - Stem height 180/200cm, Girth 8-10cm Height of the frame 120cm x 120cm wide Learn More
  11. Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Pleached

    Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Pleached Full Standard 50 Litre Pot 10/12cm Girth

    £375.00

    Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Espallier Full Standard Pleached - Stem height 200cm, Girth 10/12cm Height of the frame 120cm x 150cm wide. Overall 320cm in the ground. Learn More
  12. Hedera Hibernica

    Hedera Hibernica Wall Frame 45 Litre Pot Height 180cm, Width 100cm

    £230.00

    Hedera Hibernica they have large dark green leaves with clusters of small yellowish green flowers. Wall Frame, height 180cm, 100cm wide

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  13. Hedera Hibernica

    Hedera Hibernica Wall Frame 45 Litre Pot, Height 140cm, Width 100cm

    £175.00

    Hedera hibernica are evergreen climbing shrubs sometimes referred to as Irish ivy or Atlantic ivy. Hedera have large, dark-green leaves with clusters of small yellow/green flowers. Frame 180cm high by 100cm wide.

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  14. Hedera Marginata Elegantissima

    Hedera Marginata Elegantissima Wall Frame 45 Litre Pot, Height 140cm, Width 100cm

    £175.00

    Hedera Marginata Elegantissima have green leaves that are margined in creamy white. Wall Frame, height 140cm, 100cm wide

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  15. Ilex Crenata

    Ilex Crenata Glorie Gem Wall Frame 18 Litre Pot

    £75.40

    Ilex Crenata Glorie Gem  - holly, grown on a frame, height 90cm and width 50cm

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  16. Ilex Crenata

    Ilex Crenata Kinme Wall Frame 18 Litre Pot

    £75.40

    Ilex Crenata Kinme  - holly, grown on a frame, height 90cm and width 50cm

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  17. Ilex Koehneana Castaneifolia

    Ilex Koehneana Castaneifolia Pleached Full Standard 80 Litre Pot

    £303.60

    Chestnut leafed holly. Stem is 200-220 clear with a frame on top measuring 120cm high x 150cm wide

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  18. photinia

    Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Half Standard Pleached frame 50 Litre Pot 120x150

    £246.50

    This plant has been formed like a living panel. The idea is that, without taking up too much border, you can screen between you and a neighbour. The frames are aprox 120 high and 150cm wide on top of an 80-100cm clear stem.

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  19. Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Pleached

    Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Half Standard Pleached frame 70 Litre Pot

    £290.00

    This plant has been formed like a living fence panel. The idea is that, without taking up too much border, you can screen between you and a neighbour.

    Stem height 80/100cm, height of frame 150cm x width of frame 180cm

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  20. Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Full Standard Pleached frame

    Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Pleached Full Standard 35 Litre Pot G 8/10

    £257.60

    This photinia has been formed as a flat road sign like structure on top of a 1.9-2 metre clear stem. The frames are aprox 1.2m high x 1.5m wide, Girth of stem 8/10cm

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  21. Photinia

    Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Pleached Full Standard 50 Litre Pot G 10/12cm

    £294.00

    This photinia has been formed as a flat road sign like structure on top of a 1.9 metre clear stem. The frames are aprox 1.2m high x 1.5m wide, Girth of stem 10/12cm

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  22. Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Full Standard Pleached frame 40 Litre Pot

    Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Pleached Full Standard 70 Litre Pot G12/14cm

    £362.50

    This photinia has been formed as a flat road sign like structure on top of a 2 metre clear stem.The idea is that, without taking up too much border, you can elevate a screen between you and a neighbour at a 2-3metre height. The frames are aprox 1.2m high x 1.5m wide at 2 metres up, Girth 12/14cm

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  23. Red Robin Pleached Wall frame

    Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Pleached Wall frame 15 Litre Pot

    £75.40

    This plant has been formed like a living fence panel. The idea is that, without taking up too much border, you can screen between you and a neighbour. Hight of frame 90cm x width 50cm

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  24. Red Robin Pleached Wall frame

    Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Pleached Wall frame 25 Litre Pot

    £111.65

    This plant has been formed like a living fence panel. The idea is that, without taking up too much border, you can screen between you and a neighbour. Hight of frame 150cm x width 80cm

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  25. Red Robin Pleached Wall frame

    Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Pleached Wall frame 50 Litre Pot

    £246.50

    This plant has been formed like a living fence panel. The idea is that, without taking up too much border, you can screen between you and a neighbour. Hight of frame 200cm x width 120cm

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  26. quercus ilex

    Quercus Ilex Full Standard 25 Litre Pot 10/12 Girth

    £217.50

    Evergreen oak. Stem is 10/12cm girth 200-220cm clear with a large head above Learn More
  27. green spire

    Tilia Cordata Greenspire 35 Litre Pot Standard Pleached

    £260.00

    The stem is 200-220cm tall with a frame on top of 100cm tall and 120cm wide Learn More
  28. brabant

    Tilia Tomentosa Brabant 35 Litre Pot Standard Pleached

    £245.00

    The stem is 200-220cm tall with a frame on top of 100cm tall and 120cm wide Learn More
  29. Trachelospermum

    Trachelospermum Jasminoides Pleached Wall frame 15 Litre Pot

    £75.40

    A beautiful, evergreen climber with glossy, green leaves that change to red and bronze in the autumn. You will be rewarded with wonderfully fragrant star shaped flowers throughout the summer months. 

    Frame, height 90cm x width 50cm

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  30. Trachelospermum

    Trachelospermum Jasminoides Pleached Wall frame 15 Litre Pot

    £78.40

    A beautiful, evergreen climber with glossy, green leaves that change to red and bronze in the autumn. You will be rewarded with wonderfully fragrant star shaped flowers throughout the summer months. 

    Frame, height 150cm x width 50cm

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  31. Trachelospermum

    Trachelospermum Jasminoides Pleached Wall frame 25 Litre Pot

    £111.65

    A beautiful, evergreen climber with glossy, green leaves that change to red and bronze in the autumn. You will be rewarded with wonderfully fragrant star shaped flowers throughout the summer months. Frame measures 80cm wide and 150cm Tall Learn More

  32. wisteria

    Wisteria Floribunda Rosea Wall Frame 18 Litre Pot

    £71.50

    Scented pink flowers, in long racemes in summer, followed by velvety pods. Height of frame 90cm x width 50cm

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  33. wisteria

    Wisteria Ikoyama Fuji Wall Frame 18 Litre Pot

    £71.50

    Scented lilac flowers, in long racemes in summer, followed by velvety pods. Height of frame 90cm x width 50cm

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  34. wisteria

    Wisteria Showa Beni Wall Frame 18 Litre Pot

    £71.50

    Scented lilac-pink flowers, in long racemes in summer, followed by velvety pods. Height of frame 90cm x width 50cm

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