Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' has glorious glossy, large evergreen foliage that looks stunning in this pleached form. Scented white flowers in spring followed later on by inedible, dark fruits make this a great choice for year round interest.
Pleached Cherry Laurel is particularly versatile, being a hardy evergreen ideal for most soils except chalky. It is happiest in full sun or partial shade, but it can tolerate shade. Our pleached Cherry Laurel trees have been carefully and expertly trained by leading experts over a number of years to create beautiful screening trees, sometimes known as stilt hedging or hedging in the sky.
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 Cherry Laurel trees, 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, sprinkle 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. We recommend planting pleached trees with a large stake and tie kit - instructions 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 tree can be cut off when the pleached 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
To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery 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.
Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.
Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.
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. 2m clear stem||45L pot||£359.99 (ex VAT)|