Lime - pleachedTilia euchlora
Lime has classically been trimmed and framed to make a pleach (basically a hedge on a stem!). It readily lends itself to this with its growth habit and, given some basic annual maintenance, is easy to keep in this shape. Pleached Lime is ideally suited to screening above 6 feet fences or walls, which is the tallest allowed without planning permission, and allows privacy from overlooking first floor windows and the like. Our plants have a 6 foot stem (approximately) and a 5foot (wide) by 4 foot head. For optimum density, we usually recommend a planting spacing of 180cm (6ft) from stem to stem.