Pleached Trees

At Nangle and Niesen we specialize in both Pleached Trees and Box Headed Trees expertly growing and training them to fit our clients requirements.

Pleached Trees

Carpinus betulus 18-20cm Pleached in the Nursery

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’.

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.

Box headed trees have a single stem with the crown trained on a frame and clipped to create a box/cubed head. Box headed 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.

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.