Design by Numbers: Attractive Ways to Plant Pleached Trees | The Complete Guide to Pleached Trees

Design by Numbers: Attractive Ways to Plant Pleached Trees

Planting pleached trees is an art that can transform your garden's aesthetics. Discover attractive ways to arrange these elegant trees and create a captivating outdoor space.

Embrace the Rule of Odds

When designing with pleached trees, remember the rule of odds: planting in rows of 3, 5, 7 or 9 creates a visually appealing look. Odd numbers tend to hide any irregularities in your garden and produce a more interesting, and visually pleasing composition.

Central Placement

For optimal visual balance, try to place each pleached tree centrally within its fence panel. This approach ensures a symmetrical and harmonious arrangement, enhancing the overall appeal of your garden.

Illuminate with Garden Lighting

For a modern and striking effect, incorporate garden lighting to illuminate your pleached trees. Up-lighting the trees enhances their elegance, creating a captivating nighttime display. This addition adds depth and drama to your outdoor space, making it more inviting after dark.

Contrast with Modern Horizontal Fencing

Create a striking contrast by planting pleached trees against modern horizontal fencing. This juxtaposition of formal trees against contemporary fencing adds a touch of luxury and sophistication to your garden.

Raised Beds

To elevate the drama in your garden, consider planting pleached trees in large raised beds. Modern raised beds provide a sense of elevation and grandeur, making your pleached trees even more captivating.

Underplanting for Pleached Trees

For a beautiful and full effect, consider underplanting with smaller, low-growing plants in the bed or border beneath your pleached trees. This practice not only helps prevent bare areas under larger plants and trees but also adds visual interest and enhances the overall structure of your garden. We typically recommend two smaller plants per meter, strategically placed on either side of a 120cm width pleached tree.

By following these design principles, you can make the most of pleached trees and create an outdoor space that exudes charm and elegance.

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Caring for Your New Pleached Trees

With Love & Care

For practical guidance and tips about looking after pleached trees, check out our Caring for Your New Pleached Trees series. This ensures your trees get off to the best start, from delivery through their critical first two years. Remember to check on your new trees regularly and provide essential care such as staking, watering, pruning, and fertilising as needed. This will help your pleached trees thrive. Happy gardening!

Caring for Your New Pleached Trees
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