Tilia europaea produces a wonderful pleached Lime tree, with heart-shaped green foliage turning buttery yellow in autumn. Small pale-yellow flowers provide additional interest. Pleached Lime is a great option for providing dense coverage as it matures, well suited to creating screening, privacy or shade where desired.
Pleached Lime trees are the perfect choice for instant impact and ours have been carefully trained by leading experts over a number of years. Sometimes known as stilt hedging or hedging in the sky, you may have seen fantastic specimens of pleached trees at Hidcote Manor in Gloucestershire or Harley Hall in Cheshire.
Our containerised Pleached trees are available year-round, unlike rootball forms. Please call our Sales and Service team on 01943 660870 to discuss requirements.
When planting pleached Lime trees, prepare the site by removing grass and weeds within a metre of where you intend to dig the planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and about twice as wide. To help pleached trees establish, we recommend sprinkling root grow in the hole.
It is a two person job (minimum) to place the rootball in the hole. Once it is in position, use 50% of the original soil and 50% compost to fill in the hole. Firm around gently, taking care to avoid banking soil up around the collar of the tree. Pleached trees require a large stake and tie kit - instructions on installing these are in the planting guide.
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 pleached tree can be cut off when the tree is mature enough.
1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat
1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat
2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat
1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat
Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.
The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.
All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.
For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.
Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.
Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.
Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees. For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.
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 = 1.5m x 1.2m then the total height will be 3.2m and total width 1.5m.
The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:
Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.
Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.
Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.
Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.
Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.
Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.
Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.
Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.
Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:
Standard either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard 10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard 12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height
|Plant Specification||Form||Supplied Size||Root type||Price||Quantity Qty|
|Pleached Tree, 14-16cm girth||1.5m x 1.2m head, approx. 2m clear stem||45L pot||£431.99 (inc VAT)|