Pleached trees look fantastic in a formal garden and are perfect for providing instant screening and or creating drama in bold planting schemes. They are specially trained using a formal method by highly skilled nurserymen to create a clear, straight stem with a framework of parallel branches on top.
Our range of popular pleached trees includes pleached beech, hornbeam and lime. For more unusual pleached trees, please give us a call as we have more species available.
Pleached trees can be traced back 1000s of years and were even used as a type of defense during Julius Ceasar's reign. During the 18th century, pleaching became a popular garden technique for creating shaded pathways. Then, in the 19th century the popularity of pleached trees soared and they were used continually by the European elite who favoured shaded avenues and grand allées.
Since then, pleached trees have become a regular with modern garden designers and can be seen in many an RHS award winning garden. Not only do pleached trees look fantastic, they provide instant screening and privacy.