An unusual and highly beautiful choice of pleached tree, Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra' boasts a mass of single pink flowers in March-April. The rich, deep purple foliage looks particularly grand in this pleached form and produces a glorious display when it turns vibrant shades of red and orange in the autumn.
Our stunning pleached Ornamental Plum trees have been carefully and expertly trained over a number of years to create these specialist trees that are sometimes called hedging in the sky or stilt hedging. Pleached Ornamental Plum trees are ideal for screening purposes, to divide spaces or create a feature.
Please note: Our containerised Pleached trees are available year-round, whereas rootball forms are available for delivery between October and April/May. Please call our Sales and Service team on 01943 660870 to discuss requirements.
When planting pleached Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra', prepare the planting area by removing all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help the tree establish more effectively, we recommend sprinkling root grow in the hole.
It is a two person job (minimum) to place the rootball in the hole. Then, using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Avoid banking it up around the collar of the tree. Planting pleached trees with a large stake and tie kit - instructions are in the online planting guide.
Formative pruning has already been carefully and expertly carried out on all our pleached trees including this ornamental plum. 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.
All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within a week of placing the order (please allow up to 12 working days during busy periods). There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.
There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date.
Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is given on the basket page. Orders will be despatched when 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.
1 small tree (most trees under 1.5 metres in height) : £7.95 + vat
1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat
2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat
1-4 trees delivered by pallet (inc. mature Japanese Maples): £19.95 + vat
The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.
Mature and pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode rather than quantity (starts from £48 + vat).
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 to see if we can find a solution.
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. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.
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, 12-14cm girth||1.5m x 1.2m head, approx. 1.8-2m clear stem||45L pot||£299.99 (ex VAT)|