Selection Guide: What are the Best Trees for Pleaching?

Selecting the right trees for pleaching is a crucial step in creating a stunning living screen. Explore our top tree choices for pleaching and discover their unique characteristics that can elevate your garden or landscape.

Red Robin (Photinia)

Red Robin, a photinia variety, is cherished for its vibrant red foliage that persists year-round. Pleached, it creates a striking contrast against other greenery, with glossy leaves providing a rich backdrop.

Oleaster (Elaeagnus)

Oleaster, also called silverberry, is an evergreen tree with silver-grey foliage that glistens in the sunlight. When pleached, it adds texture and brightness to the landscape, creating a unique aesthetic.

Hornbeam (Carpinus)

Hornbeam, a deciduous tree, is a prime candidate for pleaching. Its dense, interwoven branches create a visually appealing canopy. With smooth, grey bark and golden-yellow autumn foliage, it offers both structure and seasonal beauty.

Lime (Tilia)

Lime trees, also called linden trees, are esteemed choices for pleaching. Their graceful appearance and heart-shaped leaves make them visually pleasing. They emit a pleasant fragrance in bloom and display bright, buttery yellow leaves in autumn.

Beech (Fagus)

Beech trees, known for their smooth grey bark and serrated leaves, are popular for pleaching. They retain their leaves throughout winter, providing evergreen privacy and structure, even in chilly seasons.

Sweet Gum (Liquidambar)

Sweet Gum, a deciduous tree, is known for star-shaped leaves and vibrant fall foliage. Pleached, it presents a captivating autumnal display with leaves turning shades of yellow, orange, and burgundy.

Crab Apple (Malus)

Crab Apple trees offer enchanting displays as a espallier or pleached tree. They produce delicate blossoms in spring and colourful fruits in autumn, attracting wildlife and adding charm.

Ornamental Pear (Pyrus calleryana)

Ornamental Pear a deciduous tree, is known for glossy dark green ovate leaves, undergoes a beautiful transformation in autumn. Abundant white flowers are followed by small brown fruits.

With these tree options, you can craft a pleached paradise that suits your garden's aesthetic and purpose.

The Complete Guide to Pleached Trees
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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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