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 B. Pleached 14-16 Girth Standard
    Carpinus B. Pleached 14-16 Girth Standard
    £360.00

    Stem height 180/200 Girth 14/16cm Height of frame 120 X 150 cm wide Learn More
  2. Carpinus full standard
    Carpinus B. Pleached 7/9 Girth Standard
    £245.80

    Stem height 180/200 Girth 7/9cm Height of frame 120 X 120 cm wide Learn More
  3. Carpinus full standard
    Carpinus B. Pleached Half Standard 20 Litre Pot
    £173.50

    Stem height 80/100cm Height of frame 120 X 100 cm wide Learn More
  4. Carpinus full standard
    Carpinus B. Pleached Half Standard 65 Litre Pot
    £333.50

    Stem height 65cm Height of frame 200 X 100 cm wide Learn More
  5. Carpinus B. Pleached Standard 18cm Girth
    Carpinus B. Pleached Standard 18cm Girth
    £475.00

    Carpinus Betulus Pleached Tree, Height of stem 180-200cm, Girth 18/20cm, Height of frame approx 1.5m x 1.8m wide Learn More
  6. Elaeagnus Compacta Pleached Standard 10/12cm 30/35 Litre
    Elaeagnus Compacta Pleached 1/2 Standard Extra Wide 35 Litre
    £273.50

    80-100 cm 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
  7. Elaeagnus Compacta Pleached Standard 8/10cm 35 Litre
    Elaeagnus Compacta Pleached Standard 8/10cm 35 Litre
    £347.50

    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
  8. Ilex Crenata Green Hedge Pleached Tree
    Ilex Crenata Green Hedge Pleached Tree
    £333.50

    Ilex Pleached tree, stem height 110cm, frame is 200cm high and 100cm wide Over 3 metre screen Learn More
  9. Liquidambar styraciflua 30 Litre Pot
    Liquidambar s. Gumball Standard Cube Head 110 Litre Pot
    £860.00

    Heavy standard trunk of 20/25 cm girth 200/210 cm straight with a cube formed head above 80 x 80 x 80 cm Learn More
  10. Magnolia pleached
    Magnolia Grandiflora Pleached Full Standard 70Litre Pot
    £640.00

    Bears cup shaped, highly scented of lemon, creamy white flowers from July to September. Stem 210/220cm Girth 12/14cm Frame is 120cm high and 150cm wide Learn More
  11. Magnolia pleached
    Magnolia Grandiflora Wall Frame 160 Litre Pot
    £660.00

    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 250cm high and 150cm wide Learn More
  12. Photinia Red Robin Pleached Full Std 35-50 Litre G 10/12cm
    Photinia Red Robin Pleached Full Std 35-50 Litre G 10/12cm
    £315.00

    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 Learn More
  13. Photinia High standard pleached
    Photinia Red Robin Pleached Full STD 7/9G
    £188.00

    This photinia has been formed as a flat road sign like structure on top of a 1.8 / 2 metre clear stem. The frames are aprox 80cm high x 1.1m wide, Girth of stem 7/9cm Learn More
  14. Photinia High standard pleached
    Photinia Red Robin Pleached Full STD 8/10G
    £240.00

    This photinia has been formed as a flat road sign like structure on top of a 1.8 / 2 metre clear stem. The frames are aprox 80cm high x 1.1m wide, Girth of stem 8/10m Learn More
  15. Photinia High standard pleached
    Photinia Red Robin Pleached Full STD 8/10G 120x150
    £375.00

    This photinia has been formed as a flat road sign like structure on top of a 1.8 / 2 metre clear stem. The frames are aprox 120cm high x 150cm wide, Girth of stem 8/10m Learn More
  16. Photinia Red Robin Half Standard Pleached frame 25 Litre Pot
    Photinia Red Robin Wall Frame 18 Litre Pot
    £100.00

    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 95cm high and 50cm wide Learn More
  17. Photinia x fraseri Pink Marble 35 Litre Pot Specimen
    Photinia x fraseri Pink Marble 30 Litre Pot Wall Frame
    £130.00

    Interesting form of this garden favourite. have a new foliage wich is red when young having pink variegation. Frame is 120cm high and 80cm wide Learn More
  18. Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Wall frame 100 Litre
    Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Wall frame 100 Litre
    £400.00

    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 210cm x width 130cm Learn More
  19. Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Wall frame 30 Litre
    Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Wall frame 30 Litre
    £130.00

    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 120cm x width 80cm Learn More
  20. Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Wall frame 70 Litre
    Photinia x Fraseri Red Robin Wall frame 70 Litre
    £300.00

    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 180cm x width 120cm Learn More
  21. Quercus Ilex - Holm Oak Full Standard 14-16 cm Girth
    Quercus Ilex - Holm Oak Full Standard Pleached Frame 150x100 cm
    £420.00

    Evergreen Oak tree on a 1.8 metre straight, clear stem 11-12 cm in girth with a pleached frame above 150 cm wide and 100 cm up Learn More
  22. Tilia Cordata Full Standard Cube 130 Litre Pot
    Tilia Cordata Full Standard Cube 130 Litre Pot
    £1,000.00

    <p>Tilia Cordata have large heart shaped green foliage and sweetly perfumed flowers in summer. Stem height 210 cm Girth 25-30 cm with cube above 80x80x80 cm </p> Learn More
  23. Trachelospermum Jasminoides Wall Frame 90cm x 50cm 15 Litre Pot
    Trachelospermum Jasminoides Wall Frame 90cm x 50cm 15 Litre Pot
    £60.00

    Metal frame 90 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
  24. Wisteria Ikoyama Fujii Wall Frame 15 Litre Pot
    Wisteria Ikoyama Fujii Wall Frame 15 Litre Pot
    £81.20

    Twining climber with scented big purple-blue flowers. Frame is 150cm high and 50cm wide Learn More
  25. Wisteria Ikoyama Fujii Wall Frame 15 Litre Pot
    Wisteria Showa Beni Wall Frame 25 Litre Pot
    £121.40

    Wisteria Showa Beni Wall Frame has twining climber with scented pink flowers. Frame is 150cm high and 80cm wide Learn More
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