Pleached Lime trees create a striking addition to a garden and can be a highly effective way to create a raised screen.
These pleached Lime are planted in 45lt pots with handles which makes for easier handling whilst planting although please be aware that these are heavy trees to handle. Their stems are 6ft (180cm) tall (from the top of the pot) and have no branches below their heads which are 4x4ft (120x120cm). If a particular size of pleached head is required, we can usually create bespoke sizes for customers, just ring us to discuss and we will see what we can do.
Due to the size of these plants, we will need to quote for delivery on an individual basis. please telephone us to discuss delivery of your plants. Plants can, of course, be collected from our nursery free of charge.
Lime is a traditional tree for planting in formal and semi formal situations. Otherwise known as the Small Leaved Lime (Tilia cordata), it produces small white flowers in July and has green heart shaped leaves which turn yellow in the autumn before falling off. It grows well in various soil types and is an excellent choice for pleaching and also pollards well. Avenues of pleached or pollarded Lime trees are often found in French villages and look highly attractive.
These pleached trees should be trimmed annually to retain their shape and to encourage them to thicken out.
Pleached Lime trees can be planted singularly or in avenues according to your planting plan.
More information on Pleached Hedging and the varieties that we have available can be found on the Pleached hedging category page. In addition to Limes, we also usually stock Pleached Hornbeam and Pleached Field Maple trees.