Worplesdon Sweet Gum Mature Pleached Tree Information
What is a Mature Pleached Tree?
The term 'pleached' refers to trees that are trained to form a screen of branches and foliage a single straight stem. The single stem of our pleached trees are between 1.8 and 2.2m tall. Planted in rows at set distances, they will form an elevated 'green wall' that can be ideal as a green alternative to high fencing.
Pleached trees are often used to screen unsightly buildings and can be grown above an existing wall or fence. Used in this way pleached trees can extend the height of a privacy screen to 3 metres or more.
Mature pleached trees are established trees with full growth development on the cane head structure compared to the fresh pleached versions. Having been carefully nurtured and trained over an extended period of time, these stunning specimens are immediately impressive with beautiful, dense screens that when in full leaf, offer shade and privacy immediately on planting.
Worplesdon Sweet Gum mature pleached trees are grown primarily for their seasonal changes in foliage. The elegant, long-fingered star shaped leaves are more reminiscent of Japanese Maple leaves but with a larger structure. Decidious in nature, the foliage is green and fluttery until the autumn when a spectacular display of yellows and burnt orange gives way later in the season to vivd reds.
Its latin name 'Liquidambar' refers to the rich amber coloured gum/juice that exudes from the bark when cut or trimmed.This stunning tree provides wonderful seasonal interest and will grow in most locations, sheltered or exposed. It prefers a sunny spot but will grow in partial shade and likes a moist but well drained soil.
Please note that this product is shipped as a large root ball. Specialist delivery is required for this product due to its size, shape and weight. Although free delivery criteria for a pallet delivery will show on online ordering, there is a delivery charge applicable on orders under 5 units. Please call 01257 263 876
and ask for a pleached tree specialist who will be able to explain the specifics around delivery costs, delivery vehicle type, required access to your property and equipment needed to move the plants from lorry to planting location.
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.
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 speak to our pleached experts Jamie, Katy or Karen on 01257 263 876
, or request a call back using this email address: [email protected]
is available on all orders 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|
|Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)||£18 delivery charge (orders up to £120 incl VAT)||Orders of £120 and over - FREE|
|Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60 delivery charge (orders up to £240 incl VAT)||Orders of £240 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 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 due to high demand, delivery times are currently 7-14 days. (Some trees will be 7-14 days delivery as standard - see product pages for delivery info). We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible but can now 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.