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Pleached Evergreen Oak Tree

Pleached Quercus ilex

from From £389.99 (ex. VAT)
( £467.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

The dark-green, glossy foliage of this evergreen oak is similar to that of a holly tree, hence the common name Holly oak (or Holm oak). The spiny, evergreen leaves provide a brilliant plain foil for other plants. Young green autumn acorns mature to a dark-red before falling and are popular with wildlife such as squirrels. The spring catkins are visited by bees and the evergreen canopy provides shelter to birds.

In this pleached form it is ideal for year-round screening and creating privacy. Quercus ilex will tolerate an exposed coastal or inland position, making it particularly good as a windbreak for coastal gardens (tolerant of salt-spray) on any, but very wet soils.

Our pleached trees have been carefully and expertly trained over a number of years to create beautiful screening trees. The grand looking trees produced by this method of training are sometimes known as hedging in the sky or stilt hedging.

This pleached Evergreen Oak has an approximate overall width of 1.8m and height of 3.2m . If you can't find the size you're looking for, please give us a call on 01943 660870.

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AKA Evergreen oak, Holly oak, Holly-leaved oak, Holm oak

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Pleached Evergreen Oak Pleached Evergreen Oak
45L pot 1.8m x 1.2m head, 1.8-2m clear stem, 3.2 overall height Pleached Tree, 12-14cm girth £389.99 (ex. VAT)
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Please note: Sunday 17th December is the last order date for Christmas delivery (excludes pleached and mature trees which have an earlier deadline).

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team. Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order, with many being despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours. To be on the safe side allow up to 10 working days for despatch. These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your delivery. You can give instructions on where to leave it via the checkout or send us an email (sales@ornamental-trees.co.uk).

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

 

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

 

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Quercus ilex Trees

When planting oak trees, such as the Evergreen Oak tree, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems.

Aftercare Advice for Quercus ilex Trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Pleached Quercus ilex Trees

Formative pruning has already been carefully and expertly carried out on all our pleached trees. Oak trees develop a well-balanced canopy with little help from us, so you will just need to carry out maintenance pruning going forwards. This involves pruning to maintain the shape of the tree and also removing any diseased or damaged branches.

The bamboo frame that comes on the tree can be cut off when the pleached tree is mature enough.

Pleached Evergreen Oak Tree (Pleached Quercus ilex) Description

  • Head (the leafy hedge screen): 1.8m wide x 1.2m high
  • Clear stem (the bare stem): 1.8-2m
  • Overall size: approx. 1.8m wide x 3.2m high
  • Ideal for: Evergreen screening and creating privacy
  • Season of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Spiny, dark-green, evergreen leaves becoming smooth as the tree matures
  • Soil: Moist but well-drained situations (avoid wet sites) and tolerant of most soil types.
  • Position: Suitable for coastal positions

Delivery of Pleached Trees

We are experienced in delivering pleached trees and understand the importance of getting these quality specimens to our customers in a timely fashion. It is important to understand that our pleached trees require a certain amount of help once they arrive on site. We recommend that for the smaller units, 2 able people will be needed and for the mature, heavier units (including boxheads) 4 people or appropriate machinery will be required.

Our Sales and Service team are on hand to discuss access requirements and arrange a convenient delivery time. Please call them on 01943 660870.