A pleached beech hedge. Raising the canopy allows for underplanting and views through the stilts.

A pleached beech hedge. Raising the canopy allows for underplanting and views through the stilts.

Trees for small gardens: Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea Group, copper beech, is a large tree, but it can be pleached to provide a screen. Tie in young stems to form a framework, then trim annually. Photo by Sarah Cuttle.

Trees for small gardens: Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea Group, copper beech, is a large tree, but it can be pleached to provide a screen. Tie in young stems to form a framework, then trim annually. Photo by Sarah Cuttle.

These neat beach/hornbeam hedges look like lace in the winter. They echo the wild equivalent growing in the distance, across the valley.

These neat beach/hornbeam hedges look like lace in the winter. They echo the wild equivalent growing in the distance, across the valley.

Pleached Trees | Deciduous hedges | Evergreen hedges | Semi-Evergreen hedges | Pleached Trees |InstaHedge products | Hedges, boundary solutions and fencing

Pleached Trees | Deciduous hedges | Evergreen hedges | Semi-Evergreen hedges | Pleached Trees |InstaHedge products | Hedges, boundary solutions and fencing

Pleached Hornbeam trees - Pleaching is the weaving branches of multiple trees together for privacy, wind & sound block. Best trees for pleaching are Lindens, Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), Beech, Apple, Pear, Hawthorn, & Carob. The American Hornbeam (Carpinus Caroliniana) is hardy and holds some of it's leaves during winter to provide a privacy screen year round. Because each tree is trained to have a single stem, there is space below a pleached hedge for other plantings (a hedge on stilts!)

Pleached Hornbeam trees - Pleaching is the weaving branches of multiple trees together for privacy, wind & sound block. Best trees for pleaching are Lindens, Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), Beech, Apple, Pear, Hawthorn, & Carob. The American Hornbeam (Carpinus Caroliniana) is hardy and holds some of it's leaves during winter to provide a privacy screen year round. Because each tree is trained to have a single stem, there is space below a pleached hedge for other plantings (a hedge on stilts!)

Gorgeous Beech Hedge holds its leaves all winter and edges that tree'd background- needs full sun

Gorgeous Beech Hedge holds its leaves all winter and edges that tree'd background- needs full sun

If you've been thinking about planting a hedge, this simple guide might help you.

If you've been thinking about planting a hedge, this simple guide might help you.

Herbaceous Borders:: Levens Hall - Historic Hall and Gardens, The Lake District, Cumbria

Herbaceous Borders:: Levens Hall - Historic Hall and Gardens, The Lake District, Cumbria

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