How do I get screening without losing width in my small garden?

The answer is easy, use pleached trees!

Pleached trees are a one dimensional window frame of foliage that can be used as instant screening above fence height without taking any width away from your garden. They can come in a range of varieties, Hornbeam and Lime being the most common, but for those of you who want spectacular flower why not try Magnolia Yellow River which makes a great floral display for this time of year.

A lot of our customers want evergreen trees to provide screening all year round. We have just pleached these Quercus ilex, Evergreen Oak, which do a great job to secure year round screening privacy. They have a 1.8m stem to match a standard fence height and the 1.5m square panel of evergreen foliage above gives instant gratification.

Evergreen trees always take the longest to grow so are the most expensive. A good compromise is to go for Pyrus calleryana Chanticleer which not only stays in leaf for up to 9 of the 12 months of the year but also rewards you with great spring flower and terrific autumn colour. Evergreen trees are great but always look the same year round so you get both the screening and seasonality with a Chanticleer.

Maintenance of pleached trees is dead easy. Just prune back to the original frame network in March and the trees are good to go again for another season.

For more information on our pleached trees please phone us on 01353 720950 or email us on [email protected]

We have plenty pre done, off the shelf pleached trees to go at but can pleach trees to almost any variety. Just tell us what you want and we will get them ready for you!


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