Pleached walks, tunnels and arbours

Pleaching is a method of training trees to produce a narrow screen or hedge by tying in and interlacing flexible young shoots along a supporting framework. Use this technique to make walks, arbours, tunnels and arches.

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A pleached hedge at RHS Garden Wisley.

Quick facts

Suitable for: Lime, ash, beech, hornbeam
Timing: Train shoots in summer, prune in winter
Difficulty: Difficult

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