Hornbeam Mature Box Head Tree Root Ball
What is a Box head Tree?
Box Head trees are specialist trees, grown with a clear, straight stem and topped with a foliage head in the shape of a box or cube. They are expertly trained and clipped over a number of years onto a cane framework to achieve the distinctive 'box head' shape. These unique trees certainly have the wow factor and are sure to draw the eye in whatever setting they are planted.
With deeply veined, dark green foliage which turns brown in the winter and clings on to the branches, Hornbeam is great for difficult positions and poor soil. When used for Box Head Trees, Hornbeam lends itself to the task of pruning into blocks like no other. Because Hornbeam retains the majority of it's leaves during the winter, our Carpinus blocks retain their contours during the winter with their copper coloured leaves.
This tree has been pruned into a block with four equal sides of 100cm width and depth, and at a height of 120cm. By using Hornbeam, this box head tree has a compact branch structure which is well suited to pruning into straight edges and corners, emphasising the clear line structure of a garden at a natural height.
Once an order has been placed, we will contact you to arrange delivery. Delivery of all pleached trees is via a large truck due to their size, shape and weight. Lifting equipment will be needed to help unload and move the trees.
For more information around delivery, please call 01257 263 876
and ask for a pleached tree specialist. They will be able to provide costs for smaller orders and advise on lorry type, access required and lifting equipment needed to help unload the trees. Free delivery applies on orders over £1500, otherwise standard charge of £450 applies.
Please 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.
Further information about delivery can be found via our Pleached Trees Information Guide
or please call 01257 263 876
and speak to a member of our team who will be happy to advise you.
Ordering and Delivery - Speak to an expert.
You can of course order your trees right here on our website as we show a variety of species and specifications, however other varieties and sizes are available so please call to enquire. We're lucky to have a number of our team who are experts on pleached trees, so if you're looking for advice or the very best price, please call the team on 01257 263 876
, or request a call back using this email address: [email protected]
Free delivery is available on most orders (except Premium Products) providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Standard Boxes (Bare roots up to 1.2m tall and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£7.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Tall Boxes (Bare roots 1.2m and over)||£14.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots (10L+), trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £350 incl VAT)||Orders of £350 and over - FREE|
|Pleached Trees (Specialist Delivery)||£450.00 delivery charge (orders up to £1500 incl VAT)||Orders of £1500 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall or large plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.).
Delivery Time - Please note that delivery times are currently 3-7 days excluding bank holidays. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days delivery. We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible to deliver new orders within this timescale.
It's Convenient - no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time).
It's Tried & Tested - we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care.
* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.
Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee
Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
Nominated Day Delivery
Choose a delivery day that suits you with our new Nominated Day Delivery option at checkout. Whilst our standard no signature delivery means you don't need to take time away from other committments to receive your order, we understand that there are times our customers want to make sure they are present to accept delivery, either to plant straight away or to store somewhere safe and out of the way until you're ready to plant.
For an additional fee, you can make sure that your order arrives on the exact day you want it. Please note that this is additional charge to all qualifying orders, including those above the free delivery threshold for Standard Delivery.
Our Nominated Day Delivery is available year-round on the weekdays Tuesdays to Fridays, excluding the day after any bank holiday.
Some products are sent direct from our suppliers and as such are not available for Nominated Day Delivery. These include:- Cell Grown Hedging Plants- Instant Trough Grown Hedging Plants- Instant Hedging Screens- Premium Root Balls (250cm and above in height)- Turf
To book your Nominated Day Delivery for farther ahead than the 3 week window available online, please contact our Sales & Advice team to discuss your options.