<h2>Hawthorn 'Paul's Scarlet' Fresh Pleached Tree Information</h2><h3>What is a Fresh Pleached Tree?</h3>The term 'pleached' refers to trees that are trained to form a screen of branches and foliage with a single strraight stem. The single stem of our pleached trees are between 1.8 and 2.2m tall. Planted in rows at set distances, they will form an elevated 'green wall' that can be ideal as a green 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. \n\nFresh 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.\n<h3>Species Information</h3>Hawthorn 'Paul's Scarlet' (Crataegus laevigata) pleached trees also known as Double Crimson Flowering Hawthorns, are an unusual and striking variety of pleached tree and whilst it is a Hawthorn, it is visually different from Common Hawthorn with its swathe of pink-crimson double flowers that adorn the branches in huge clusters in late spring to be followed later in the year by small rosy red haws. It has thorny branches typical to Hawthorn and deeply lobed, green foliage with a soft sheen that turns amber gold in autumn.</p> \n\nThis deciduous pleached is an exceptionally hardy variety with the abundant flowers a huge draw for pollinating insects and will also grow well in most soil conditions and locations.This product is fairly unique in being one of the few pleached trees that is pot grown and has the advantage that it can be planted at any time of year.\n<h3>Delivery Information</h3>Please note that specialist delivery is required for this product due to its size, shape and weight. Although free delivery criteria for a pallet delivery will show on online ordering, there is a delivery charge applicable on orders under 5 units. Please call <a class="ruler-number" href='tel:01257 263 876'>01257 263 876</a> and ask for a pleached tree specialist who will be able to explain the specifics around delivery costs, delivery vehicle type, required access to your property and equipment needed to move the plants from lorry to planting location.\n\nPlease note: We recommend that any moving or lifting equipment such as a forklift, is booked for a full day not part day, as we cannot guarantee what time the trees will arrive on site on the day of delivery.