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Planting Pleached Laurel Trees

Pleached laurel are one of our best selling screening trees, creating an above fence screen all year round. Pleached Cherry Laurel trees are fast growing and do well on Essex clay soils.

Recently, we planted fifteen pleached Laurel trees to create a screen for a local new build property garden near Chelmsford. Pleached trees are popular for above fence screening given their foliage has been specially trained onto frames. This means Pleached trees can offer a wider black of foliage when compared to standard trees.

These Pleached Laurel trees have an approximate 1.8m clear stem with the branches tied into a bamboo frame 1.5m wide and 1.25m tall and are the ideal way to screen above a fence and fast-growing Laurel will fill the frames straightaway to give full coverage.

Pleached laurel on frames planted
Prunus Laurocersus Pleached – Pleached Laurel planting

Why use pleached Cherry Laurel trees?

Prunus laurocerasus (Cherry Laurel tree ) is a large glossy-leaved evergreen tree which is very fast growing. Cherry Laurel will make a very dense screen becoming thicker the more it is clipped. This very tough plant has masses of small white fragrant flowers produced in upright racemes in spring followed by small fruits in autumn. Furthermore, one of the main benefits of using laurel is its fast growth rate, once planted we expect these frames to fill up in no time.

Pleached laurel trees planted to create above fence screening.
A closeup of the planted pleached laurel, laurel grown on frames.

What other pleached trees do King and Co sell?

The most popular pleached trees for above fence screening are typically evergreen varieties. King and Co stock some different choices of Photinia. The popular Photinia ‘Red Robin‘ and Photinia ‘Robusta Compacta which has a smaller leaf and a more compact growing habit. This compact growing habit means it is perfect for filling up the frames on top of the pleached trees. Another evergreen option is holly, Ilex ‘Nellie Stevens’ which produces an abundance of red berries in the Autumn – meaning it is excellent for wildlife. Additionally, King and Co also sell Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) pleached trees which offer a more classic look.

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