Pleached Trees

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 plant 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 and tying in to the frame.

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 staking with 2 posts and a rail like these. You can buy from us or make your own, but it is the best way of securing them. If you are in a very windy spot use a second cross 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. Position the plant upright and fix the pad and belt and you're all but there. The frame incorporates the cane or post that that was used to shape the plant, leave it and tie it in to your support posts. Regularly check that the ties/bands we use for training them are not getting too tight, they can soon start to strangle the stems. Probably best to cut off any no longer needed once you have stked them in place within your garden.

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. They look like mini rugby goals with the tree in the centre. 

Looking after them and getting them established.

For the first season or two you will need to tie in the branches at regular intervals to get them used to the shape of the guide frame and trim off spare growth you don't want. The guide frames are short lived and eventually they will degrade and need removing.  It is normal and by then the plants own branches will be thick enough to free stand. Once you have the effect you are looking for you will be able to clip the new 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.

 

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  1. Carpinus B. Pleached Standard 12/14 G 120 x 140 Frame
    £287.50

    120 cm Wide X 140 cm High on a heavy 12-14 cm girth 180/190cm strong stem

    It's a hedge in the air!  Ideal height to peep just above a 6 foot fence.

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  2. Carpinus B. Pleached Standard 14/16 G 120 x 140 Frame
    £312.50

    120 cm Wide X 140 cm High on a heavy 14/16 cm girth 180/190cm strong stem

    It's a hedge in the air!  Ideal height to peep just above a 6 foot fence.

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  3. Carpinus B. Pleached Half Standard 20 Litre Pot
    £195.00
    Stem height 80/100cm Height of frame 120 X 100 cm wide Learn More
  4. Carpinus betulus 45 Litre Pot 3/4 Standard Pleached 150cm Stem
    £330.00

    Carpinus betulus Green foliage that turns yellow for autumn.  Catkins open in spring, followed by hop-like fruiting catkins. 

    150cm Stem

    150cm wide x 130 cm high Frame

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  5. Carpinus betulus Pleached Standard 130x150 Frame On Stem 180cm x10-12cm Girth
    £435.00

    Carpinus betulus Green foliage that turns yellow for autumn.  Catkins open in spring, followed by hop-like fruiting catkins.

    Stem Height 180cm

    Frame 130cm High and 150cm Wide 

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  6. Elaeagnus x ebbingei Espallier Wall Frame 200 x 130cm
    £378.00
    Elaeagnus x ebbingei Espallier Wall Frame - height of frame 200cm Width of frame 130cm An instant living fence panel - the ideal neighbour friendly screen Learn More
  7. Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Vivileg Pleached Standard 30 Litre Pot
    £420.00

    Vivileg has dark green centred leaves and irregular gold margins, in autumn it bears highly fragrant white flowers.

    Stem Height 180cm

    Frame 120cm high x 120cm wide

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  8. Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Wall Frame 30 Litre 120x70cm
    £141.50

    Elaeagnus x ebbingei Espallier Wall Frame -

    height of frame 120cm Width of frame 70cm An instant living fence panel - the ideal neighbour friendly screen

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  9. Euonymus japonicus Aureus Wall Frame 90 x 50cm
    £72.50

    Euonymus japonicus Aureus are evergreen, bushy shrub with bright gold and lime green variegated foliage.

    Wall frame 90 cm high by 50cm wide

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  10. Liquidambar s. Full Standard Pleached Frame
    £350.00
    Liquidambar s. Full Standard 12/14cm Girth & 180cm Trunk 120x120 Frame Learn More
  11. Photinia Corallina Living Hedge Panel 30 Litre Pot 120x70cm
    £135.00

    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.

     Wall frame 120cm high and 70cm wide
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  12. Photinia Crunchy Living Hedge Panel 30 Litre Pot 120x70cm
    £135.00

    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.

     

    Wall frame 120cm high and 70cm wide

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  13. Photinia Red Robin Pleached 3/4 Std 150 ST. 120x120
    £285.00
    A 150cm clear stem. Frame is 120cm high and 120cm wide Learn More
  14. Photinia Red Robin Pleached Full Standard 180cm ST 150x150cm
    £425.00
    This photinia has been formed as a flat road sign like structure on top of a 1.8 metre clear stem. The frames are approx 1.5m high x 1.5m wide, Girth of stem 10/14cm Learn More
  15. Photinia Red Robin Pleached Full Standard 200cm ST 120x120cm
    £312.00
    This photinia has been formed as a flat road sign like structure on top of a 2 metre clear stem. The frames are approx 1.2m high x 1.2m wide, Girth of stem 8/10cm Learn More
  16. Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Wall frame 45 Litre Pot 160 x 110cm
    £252.00

    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.

    Hight of frame 160cm x width 110cm

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  17. Prunus lusitanica Brenelia Wall Frame 120 x 70cm
    £150.00
    Prunus lusitanica Brenelia Wall Frame 120 x 70cm Learn More
  18. Quercus Ilex Pleached Wall Panel 55 Litre Pot 160 x 110cm
    £270.00
    Querucs Ilex living wall frame 160cm high and 100cm wide Learn More
  19. Trachelospermum J. Wall Frame 150cm x 50cm 15 Litre Pot
    £94.50
    Frame 150 high and 50cm wide. Ideal for partitioning areas of the garden or patio or even as a flowering hedge/screen. All summer and into late autumn this evergreen star jasmine exudes the aroma of the Med. Learn More
  20. Trachelospermum J. Wall Frame 5 Litre Pot 80x40
    £37.50
    Frame 80 high and 40cm wide. Ideal for partitioning areas of the garden or patio or even as a flowering hedge/screen. All summer and into late autumn this evergreen star jasmine exudes the aroma of the Med. Learn More
  21. Trachelospermum Jas. Wall Frame 150cm x 90cm 25 Litre Pot
    £137.00
    Frame 150 high and 90cm wide. Ideal for partitioning areas of the garden or patio or even as a flowering hedge/screen. All summer and into late autumn this evergreen star jasmine exudes the aroma of the Med. Learn More
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