Block form trees are an architectural feature that work most effectively when planted in pairs or avenues. They give a sense of height and structure and can be under planted with low formal hedges and cubed topiary plants to suit all environments.
Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) is the most popular species choice by far for block plants because it is so easy to grow and manage and thrives in all soil types. We can also offer alternative species, such as Field Maple (Acer campestre), Beech (Fagus sylvatica) and Lime (Tilia). Uncommon stem heights are available in some species, which can be beneficial when planting in raised beds or planters.
We go to great lengths to ensure consistency of height, girth, frame and quality across our full range of form trees. Planting technique is also critical. Block form trees are three-dimensional and it is essential to get the lines and levels right when planting.