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.

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 180 Trunk 120x140cm Frame
    Special Price £205.00 Regular Price £228.50

    120 cm Wide X 140 cm High on a heavy 10-12 cm girth 180cm 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 12/14 Girth Full Standard 120x150cm 70 Litre
    £348.00
    Full Standard stem with a extra heavy girth of 12-14 cm with a frame above of 120 high and 150 wide. Ideal for screening out above a 2 metre fence. Learn More
  3. Carpinus B. Pleached 14-16 Girth Standard 120x150 cm Frame
    £365.75
    Stem height 180/200 Girth 14/16cm Height of frame 120 X 150 cm wide Learn More
  4. Carpinus B. Pleached 25 Litre 8/10 Girth Full Standard 120x120
    £287.00
    Stem height 180cm Girth 8/10cm Height of frame 120 X 120 cm wide Learn More
  5. Carpinus B. Pleached 30 Litre 8/10 Girth Full Standard 120x120
    £266.00
    Stem height 180/200 Girth 8/10cm Height of frame 120 X 120 cm wide Learn More
  6. Carpinus B. Pleached Half Standard 20 Litre Pot
    £179.50
    Stem height 80/100cm Height of frame 120 X 100 cm wide Learn More
  7. Carpinus B. Pleached Half Standard 65 Litre Pot
    Special Price £280.00 Regular Price £333.50
    Stem height 65cm Height of frame 200 X 100 cm wide Learn More
  8. Carpinus B. Rockhampton Red Pleached Standard 12/14cm Girth
    £388.50
    Carpinus B. Rockhampton Pleached Tree, Height of stem 180-200cm, Girth 12/14cm, Height of frame approx 1.2m x 1.5m wide Learn More
  9. Carpinus Betulus Lucas Pleached Standard 120cm x 150cm Wide
    £348.00
    Heavy 10-12 cm girth clear stem of 2 metre with a frame above 120 cm tall by 150cm wide. Great for screening out views and formal gardening. Lucas keeps it's leaves well after the autumn colouring of yellows and oranges. Learn More
  10. Elaeagnus Compacta Full Standard 8/10cm Girth 70 Litre 100x150 Pleached
    £395.00
    8/10cm Girth. 190/200cm clear stem with a 100 High x 150cm wide frame head above. Ideal for tall screening above a fence with minimal width. Better form if the site is a bit exposed with a narrower frame on a strong stem which holds it up better. Learn More
  11. Elaeagnus Compacta Pleached Half Standard 20 Litre
    £205.00

    80-100 cm clear stem with a 120cm high x 100cm wide framed head above.

    Ideal for screening above a fence with minimal width.

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  12. Elaeagnus Compacta Pleached Standard 180cm Stem 120x120cm Frame
    £377.00

    180cm clear stem with a 120 High x 120cm wide frame head above.

    Ideal for tall screening above a fence with minimal width. Better form if the site is a bit exposed with a narrower frame on a strong stem which holds it up better.

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  13. Elaeagnus x ebbingei Espallier Wall Frame 230 x 140cm
    £525.00
    Elaeagnus x ebbingei Espallier Wall Frame - height of frame 230cm Width of frame 140cm An instant living fence panel - the ideal neighbour friendly screen, it blocks him out but don't invade his garden Learn More
  14. Elaeagnus x Vivileg Espallier Wall Frame 200 x 130cm
    £349.50
    Elaeagnus x Vivileg Espallier Wall Frame - height of frame 200cm Width of frame 130cm An instant living fence panel - the ideal neighbour friendly screen Learn More
  15. Elaeagnus x Vivileg Espallier Wall Frame 45 Litre Pot 120x70
    £139.20

    Elaeagnus x Vivileg 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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  16. Euonymus japonicus Aureus Wall Frame 120 x 70cm
    £130.00

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

    Wall frame 120 cm high by 70cm wide

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  17. Green Leylandii 3/4 Standard Pleached Hedging 45 Litre Pot
    £320.00

    Green leylandii Hedging now on a clear stem to give you the screen you need without taking up space.

    Stem 150cm

    Frame 120cm wide and 120cm tall

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  18. Ilex Nellie Stevens Full Std 80 Litre Pot 14-16cm Girth 100x150cm
    £495.00
    Stem height 200-210cm with a pleached framed head above 100 tall x 150cm wide on a extra heavy trunk of 14-16cm girth Learn More
  19. Ligustrum Japonicum Pleached Standard
    £265.00

    Ligustrum Japonicum Pleached Standard - grith 12/14cm height of stem 220cm Frame 140cm high x 120cm wide

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  20. Liquidambar s. Full Standard Canopy 10/12cm Girth & 250/280cm Trunk 150x150 Roof
    £330.00
    Liquidambar s. Full Standard Canopy 10/12cm Girth & 250/280cm Trunk 150x150 Roof/Canopy Learn More
  21. Magnolia Grandiflora Wall Frame Panel 110 Litre Pot
    £590.00

    Bears cup shaped, highly scented of lemon, creamy white flowers from July to September. Screen next door whilst losing the minimum of garden

    Frame is 300cm high and 150cm wide.

    They do have a best side, so make sure that's on yours

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  22. Photinia Carre Rouge Wall Frame 35 Litre Pot
    £133.50

    Photinia Carre Rouge is a new form, are compact with smaller leaves and blood red new growth.

    Wall Frame 150cm high x 90cm wide

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  23. Photinia Compacta Living Hedge Panel 35 Litre Pot 120x70cm
    £130.00

    All the good things about a photinia red robin - red flushes and evergreen and easy to trim, but in a tight compact form for topiary.

    Living Hedge Panel 120cm tall and 70cm wide. Ideal to divide the garden into rooms

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  24. Photinia Crunchy Living Hedge Panel 30 Litre Pot 120x70cm
    £101.50
    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. Wall frame 120cm high and 70cm wide Learn More
  25. Photinia Red Robin 1/2 Std Pleached frame 25 Litre Pot
    £177.50
    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. Stem height 80-100cm, height of frame 120cm x width of frame 100cm Learn More
  26. Photinia Red Robin Pleached 1/2 Standard 150x150cm Panel On 120cm Stem
    £290.00
    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. Stem height 120cm, height of frame above 150cm & 150cm Wide....2.7m overall height Learn More
  27. Photinia Red Robin Pleached 1/2 Std 120 Stem 120x120 Frame
    £261.00
    A 120cm clear stem. Frame is 120cm high and 120cm wide Learn More
  28. Photinia Red Robin Pleached Full Standard 180cm ST 120x120cm
    £287.00
    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 1.2m high x 1.2m wide, Girth of stem 8/10cm Learn More
  29. Photinia Red Robin Pleached Full Standard 180cm ST 150x150cm
    £420.00
    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
  30. Photinia Red Robin Pleached Full Standard 200cm ST 120x120cm
    £287.50
    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
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