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Carefully Packaged UK Grown Trees

Pleached Hornbeam Trees

Pleached Carpinus betulus hedging

from From £349.99 (ex. VAT)
( £419.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

Carpinus betulus creates a wonderful Pleached hornbeam tree, with colourful green foliage in spring and summer and crisp, copper leaves in autumn. Our stunning range of Mature Pleached Hornbeam are the perfect choice for instant, wow factor.

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. If you can't find the size you're looking for, please give us a call on 01943 660870. more ›
Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Pleached Hornbeam Trees Pleached Hornbeam Trees
Rootball 1.8m-2m Clear Stem W 1.8m x H 1.2m | 14-16cm Girth Pleached £349.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery timescales

99% of deliveries made within a week of placing the order (other than agreed pre orders) and many are despatched on the day we receive the order.  There is a slightly longer delivery timescale on trees over 2.5m in height (all the trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard or Extra Heavy Standard, all called Mature Trees) because normal "next day" carriers find them too large to handle so we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a haulage contractor to deliver and this all takes a bit of scheduling (but it's worth it when you see these wonderful mature trees!). 

Gift trees required for arrival on a specific date (or indeed any tree required for delivery on a specific date) can be accommodated with pleasure and at no extra charge - we normally plan to deliver a day or two before the special day just to be on the safe side and although we really don't like to give ourselves wriggle room (because we so rarely need it!), we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Bare root trees and fruit bushes can only be dispatched from mid-November - mid April/late April (depending on weather conditions) and whilst they are dormant.

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 unless we contact you (normally just the most mature trees where the driver may need help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle).  You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email.

Trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

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

Orders for our popular range of 1.5/2.0m height trees to UK mainland ex Highlands have a delivery charge of £9.95 plus vat (Highlands charge will be applied in the check out).  Smaller trees/bushes are charged at £6.95 plus vat (again Highlands charge applied in the check out).  On orders for several trees, delivery costs increase to £12.95 (and honestly that doesn't nearly cover what it costs us in cardboard and carriage charges!) but you can buy several trees (or hundreds of trees if you wish) for the same delivery cost.  Highlands charges start to get a bit expensive if you require several trees which our customers in the Highlands will be well aware of - we wish we could help more but you're such a long way from Yorkshire!

Mature trees are more expensive to deliver and cost varies by postcode but again you can buy more than one tree for the same delivery cost so if you do need 2 or more, and particularly if you are planting a good number of trees, it works out to be really economical.  Delivery costs are calculated automatically in the shopping trolley so try adding an extra tree or bush for no extra delivery charge.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and overseas destinations

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees but if you have a larger requirement please do speak to us and we'll do what we can to get trees to you at a reasonable cost.

Pleached Hornbeam Trees (Pleached Carpinus betulus hedging) 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

So, if Clear stem = 2m and Head = 1.8m x 1.2m then the total height will be 3.2m and total width 1.8m.

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 well experienced in delivering pleached trees and understand the importance of getting these quality specimens to our customers in a timely fashion. Delivery of pleached trees can take up to two weeks and our prices include delivery costs as long as we can get them to you using an articulated lorry. If we cannot access your property using an articulated lorry we can still deliver, we will just have to use a smaller delivery vehicle which would incur a surcharge. The cost of a smaller delivery vehicle depends on your postcode and order quantity.

Our Sales and Service team are on hand to arrange a convenient delivery and can discuss any access issues you might have. Please give them a call on 01943 660870.

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.

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.