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Carefully Packaged UK Grown Trees

Pleached Hornbeam Trees

Pleached Carpinus betulus

from From £299.99 (ex. VAT)
( £359.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

Carpinus betulus creates a wonderful pleached hornbeam tree, with colourful green foliage in spring and summer, followed by crisp, copper leaves in autumn. Our stunning range of mature pleached hornbeam are the perfect choice for instant wow factor when creating hedging or screening.

Sometimes known as hedging in the sky or stilt hedging, you may have seen these fantastic specimen trees at Hidcote Manor in Gloucestershire or Harley Hall in Cheshire. Our quality pleached trees are grown by the industry's leading experts and have been carefully trained over a number of years to create beautiful screening trees.

These pleached Hornbeam trees are available in several sizes. The smaller version has an overall width of 1.5m and height of 2.25m and the larger version has an 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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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Pleached Hornbeam Pleached Hornbeam
Rootball 1.5m x 1.25m head, 1m clear stem, 2.25 overall height Pleached Tree, 10-12cm girth £299.99 (ex. VAT)
Pleached Hornbeam Pleached Hornbeam
Rootball 1.8m x 1.2m head, 1.8-2m clear stem, 3.2 overall height Pleached Tree, 14-16cm girth £349.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. Many are despatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, but please allow up to 10 working days to be on the safe side. There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached trees or trees over 2.5m in height (all trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard, Extra Heavy Standard, Mature Trees or Pleached) because we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a specialist haulage contractor to deliver. All trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge. Although it is rarely a problem, we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

The vast majority of trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your order. You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email. For some mature or pleached trees we may contact you in advance if the delivery driver needs help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle.

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, Non Mainland UK and Overseas Destinations

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.

Pruning Advice for Pleached Hornbeam Trees

Formative pruning has already been carefully and expertly carried out on all our pleached trees. 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 Hornbeam Trees (Pleached Carpinus betulus) Description

Understanding Pleached Trees

Clear stem = the bare stem or 'leg' that the pleached tree is grown on

Head = the leafy hedge screen above the clear stem

Girth = the circumference of the stem measured 1m from ground level

Pleached Boxhead Trees

As well as the traditional pleached screening trees, we also have a great choice of Boxhead Hornbeam trees. Boxhead pleached trees are a different way of training hornbeam into a cube shape, instead of a flat screen. They make a wonderful statement and add structure, form and architecture to larger planting schemes. Boxhead trees take longer to train and this dedicated craftmanship is reflected in the cost.

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.

Pleached trees are delivered from October to April/May in root ball form and can be pre-ordered  at any time of the year. We do have access to a range of containerised pleached trees, outside of these parameters.