Pleached Trees and Wall Frames

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.

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  1. Carpinus Betulus
    Carpinus Betulus Pleached Full Standard 50 Litre Pot 12-14 Girth
    Special Price £230.00 Regular Price £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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    Carpinus Betulus Pleached Full Standard 80 Litre Pot G16/18cm
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    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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    110 cm clear stem with a 120x100cm framed head above. Ideal for screening above a fence with minimal width. Learn More
  4. Elaeagnus Compacta Pleached Standard 10/12cm 30/35 Litre
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    10/12cm Girth. 2m clear stem with a 120x150cm framed head above. Ideal for tall screening above a fence with minimal width. More coverage and a stronger stem to hold it on. Learn More
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    8/10cm Girth. 2m clear stem with a 120x120cm framed 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
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    Elaeagnus x ebbingei Espallier Wall Frame - height of frame 150cm Width of frame 150cm An instant living fence panel - the ideal neighbour friendly screen Learn More
  8. Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Pleached Full Standard 30 Litre Pot 8/10cm Girth
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    £322.00

    Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Espallier Full Standard Pleached - Stem height 200cm, Girth 8/10cm Height of the frame 120cm x 120cm wide. Overall 320cm in the ground. Use these narrower ones if you are very exposed as they catch less wind on the trunk. Learn More
  9. Elaeagnus x Ebbingei Pleached
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    £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
  10. glorie gem
    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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  11. Ilex Crenata Green Hedge Pleached Tree
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    Special Price £275.00 Regular Price £333.50

    Ilex Pleached tree, stem height 110cm, frame is 200cm high and 100cm wide Over 3 metre screen Learn More
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    Ilex Crenata Kinme  - holly, grown on a frame, height 90cm and width 50cm

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    Photinia Compacta Angustifolia Wall Frame 15 Litre Pot
    £75.40

    Photinia Compacta Augustifolia is a great alternative to the Photinia Red Robin. It still has the lovely foliage associated with a Red Robin with the addition of a smaller leaf and a more compact, tight growth habit. It doesn't flower so stays looking wonderful all year round. 

    Height of Frame 90cm and width 50cm. What a great way to plant an instant boundry hedge without taking up hardly any garden.!

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  14. Photinia Red Robin 3/4 Std Pleached  35 Litre Pot
    Photinia Red Robin 3/4 Std Pleached 35 Litre Pot
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    Clear Stem 10/12 cm in girth of 140/150cm with a panel on top of 150cm Wide and 120cm Tall Learn More
  15. photinia
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    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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  16. Photinia
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    £320.00

    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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  17. Photinia Red Robin Pleached Full Standard 70 Litre Pot G 12/14cm
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    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 12/14cm making this much heavier in the trunk Learn More
  18. Photinia Red Robin Pleached Wall Frame 15 Litre Pot
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    £81.00

    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. Height of frame 150cm x width 50cm.What a great way to plant an instant boundry hedge without taking up hardly any garden.!

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  19. Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Pleached
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    £168.00

    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 80/100cm, height of frame 120cm x width of frame 100cm

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    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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  21. photinia
    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. Height of frame 150cm x width 80cm

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  22. photinia
    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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