Box Head Trees

At Nangle and Niesen we offer Box Head Trees and Pleached Trees expertly growing and training them to fit our clients requirements.

Box Head Trees

Box Head Acer campestre Elsrijk in the Nursery

Box head trees have a single stem with the crown trained on a frame and clipped to create a box/cubed head. Box head trees will provide structure and framework within a garden design and can be used as a specimen and are a great feature whether on there own or as part of a line or avenue.

Pleached trees available include Tilia europaea Pallida (Lime), Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam), Quercus ilex (Evergreen Oak) and Acer campestre Elsrijk (Maple)

A pleached tree has been trained onto a frame (usually a Bamboo frame) of varying proportions/sizes to produce a highly structural effect. Typically pleached trees will have a 2m trunk and a 3m x 2m flat panel on top to be used for aerial screening above a fence/wall or as a feature. However, many other forms are available, including box and umbrella pleaching, or low fence-panel style pleaching. Pleaching is also often used to soften a wall or grow fruit trees along a wall. Pleached fruit trees are often described as ‘espaliers’.

Box Head Trees

Acer campestre Elsrijk being trained in the Nursery

Evergreen varieties will provide year round screening while the bare branches of deciduous varieties provide interesting structure in the garden. A key feature is the ability to optimize screening while minimizing width taken up in the garden which is ideal where space is at a premium.

Please feel free to contact us at any stage to discuss your requirements. We are happy to have the opportunity to showcase our stock and welcome visits to the nursery by appointment.