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Pleached Trees

If you're looking for an attractive, low-maintenance way to add some screening to your property, pleached trees may be the perfect solution. Pleached trees are grown in a special way on bamboo frames, with the branches trained to grow together and form a single canopy shape.

This gives you a beautiful, sculpted tree on a frame with all year round interest that requires very little maintenance, great for creating privacy screening or windbreaks.

Choose from our range of evergreen and deciduous pleached tree species.

Pleached Hornbeam

Pleached Hornbeam

(Carpinus betulus)

Pleached Hornbeam is the most popular pleached tree used in the UK. It has really nice soft lime green leaves which arrive in early spring, turning golden during autumn and are retained throughout the winter.

Pleached Photinia Red Robin

Pleached Photinia Red Robin

(Photinia x fraseri Red Robin)

Photinia Red Robin is a stunning evergreen pleached tree, with glossy green leaves that are brilliant red when the trees are young.

Pleached Liquidambar Sweet Gum

Pleached Liquidambar Sweet Gum

(Liquidambar styraciflua)

Pleached Liquidambar Sweet Gum Trees have bright green foliage that turns to shades of yellow, orange, and red in the autumn. An ideal choice for formal gardens.

Pleached Cherry Laurel

Pleached Cherry Laurel

(Prunus laurocerasus Novita)

Our pleached cherry laurel are one of our most popular evergreen species of pleached tree, ideal for creating privacy screens and very low maintenance.


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What are pleached trees?

Pleached trees are specially trained plants with long, narrow stems and horizontally trained branches. A row of pleached trees looks a bit like hedge on stilts.

Pleaching is the technique used to train the trees. The crown is trimmed and young branches are secured to a timber framework so that they grow in the desired direction.

Pleached trees are often used for hedges or borders, and can come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

The benefits of pleached trees

Mature pleached trees offer a number of benefits over traditional trees.

First, due to their compact habit, they require very little maintenance, since the branches are trained to grow together. This means you won't have to spend time pruning or trimming your tree that often.

Second, pleached trees are extremely versatile and can be used to create privacy screens or windbreaks. They can also be used to add height and interest to a property, especially when placed next to a fence or existing wall.

Our pleached trees are grown with the highest quality standards in mind and come from the UK. We offer a wide selection of pleached trees, from small pleached trees for hedging to large pleached trees for screening.

How to choose the right pleached tree for your property

So, you've decided that a pleached tree is the perfect addition to your property. Now what?

When choosing a pleached tree for your property, there are a few things you need to consider.

First, think about what purpose the tree will serve. If you want to use it for privacy or as a windbreak, you'll need to choose a tree that is tall and narrow. If you want to use it for decoration, you can choose a wider variety of screen trees.

Second, think about the size of your property and planting area. Pleached trees come in a variety of sizes, so be sure to choose one that will fit comfortably in your garden. You can also plant pleached trees next to a wall or fence, providing an additional screen above the fence line.

Finally, don't forget to consider the soil type and climate in your area. Pleached plants prefer well-draining soil and need plenty of sunlight, so make sure you choose a pleached tree that is suited for your particular environment and not in full shade.

How to plant a pleached tree

When planting pleached trees, it's important you find a suitable location for your new tree. Pleached trees enjoy a sunny spot with good drainage, an ideal time to plant is in the spring or autumn season.

Next, dig a hole twice the size of the pot your tree is in and mix the soil with compost or manure. Place the tree in the hole and fill in with soil, making sure to pack it down well. Water well and keep the soil moist until the tree is established.

That's it - your pleached tree is now planted and ready to enjoy!

How to care for pleached trees

Pleached trees are low-maintenance, and usually only require a quick trimming once or twice a year. However, there are a few things you can do to help your pleached tree thrive.

First, make sure to water your tree regularly, especially during the summer months. pleached trees need at least an inch of water per week to stay healthy. You can either water them manually or use a sprinkler system.

Second, make sure to fertilise your tree at least once a year during the growing season. A balanced fertiliser will help your tree grow strong and healthy.

Third, keep an eye out for pests and diseases and deal with them as soon as possible. If you notice any signs of pests or diseases, contact us for help.

With proper care, pleached trees can last for many years and add beauty and value to your property all year round.

What types of pleached plants are available

We have a variety of evergreen pleached trees available, including mature trees, root ball plants, and cherry laurel, making them a great choice for both formal gardens and screening purposes.

Evergreen Pleached Tree Species

Pleached Photinia Red Robin Trees - Photinia x fraseri

Pleached Evergreen Cherry Laurel Trees - Prunus laurocerasus Novita

Pleached Holm Oak Trees - Quercus ilex

Deciduous Pleached Tree Species

Pleached Hornbeam Trees - Carpinus Betulus

Pleached Liquidambar Sweet Gum - Liquidambar styraciflua

Our pleached trees are of the highest quality, and we’re confident that you’ll find exactly what you need. All of our pleached trees come with a full guarantee, so if you’re not completely satisfied, just let us know and we’ll be happy to help.

Need help in choosing the right Pleached Tree?

At our tree nursery, we have a wide selection of high quality UK grown pleached plants to choose from, including evergreen species. If you need help choosing the right pleached tree for your small garden, our experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Contact us today and let us help you find the perfect tree for your garden!


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