For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.
For delivery information for other products please see here.
Our Fresh Pleached Beech Trees (Fagus sylvatica) are not grown for flowers or fruit but for their superb foliage of delicate fluttery leaves with wavy edges, initially a gentle soft golden green, then bright green and finally coppery.
The term ‘pleached’ refers to trees that are trained to form a screen of branches and foliage on a single straight stem. The single stem of our pleached trees are between 2 and 2.2m tall. Planted in rows at set distances, they will form an elevated ‘green wall’ that can be ideal as an alternative to high fencing. Pleached trees are often used to screen unsightly buildings and can be grown above an existing wall or fence. Used in this way pleached trees can extend the height of a privacy screen to 3 metres or more.
Fresh pleached trees are younger trees with less growth development on the cane head structure than fully mature versions. Being less mature, they are however more cost effective options but will grow into beautiful mature specimens with full, thick screens.
The images shown are of fresh pleached trees with summer and winter foliage, this is how the trees will look upon arrival. More foliage will grow on the frames over time, creating a matured pleached look.