Espalier fruit trees - how to grow lots of fruit in a small space

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chart of espalier shapes - Espalier Services via Atticmag (trees grown against walls)

chart of espalier shapes - Espalier Services via Atticmag (trees grown against walls)

larger but running between the veg area to the cider press and for a wind buffer along with smaller espalier pear to the SW.

larger but running between the veg area to the cider press and for a wind buffer along with smaller espalier pear to the SW.

Espaliered Fruit Trees on garden wall - chicken run in front and perennials (lavender, rosemary, lemon grass, etc.) to cover the side

On Training a Fruit Tree

Espaliered Fruit Trees on garden wall - chicken run in front and perennials (lavender, rosemary, lemon grass, etc.) to cover the side

What to do when you are faced with a blank wall, but you want fruit trees? Why - just use the ancient technique of espalier!

Espalier Fruit Trees: That's Natty!

What to do when you are faced with a blank wall, but you want fruit trees? Why - just use the ancient technique of espalier!

Great article full of how-tos for creating espalier fruit trees.

Great article full of how-tos for creating espalier fruit trees.

espalier pears with Amanda Brooks (my espalier pears - and apples will look like this someday, hopefully this year!)

espalier pears with Amanda Brooks (my espalier pears - and apples will look like this someday, hopefully this year!)

Someday I hope to espalier an apple or cherry tree in my backyard.

Someday I hope to espalier an apple or cherry tree in my backyard.

In a general sense there are two types of fruiting trees- spur bearing such as most apples and pear trees, or tip bearing trees. Spur bearing trees are ideal for espalier as you won’t prune off the new fruiting buds when trying to maintain a cordon or espalier shape. Although it’s not impossible to espalier tip bearing tree such as apricots, plums, cherries, peaches and nectarines you will be restricted mainly to the fan espalier sh

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In a general sense there are two types of fruiting trees- spur bearing such as most apples and pear trees, or tip bearing trees. Spur bearing trees are ideal for espalier as you won’t prune off the new fruiting buds when trying to maintain a cordon or espalier shape. Although it’s not impossible to espalier tip bearing tree such as apricots, plums, cherries, peaches and nectarines you will be restricted mainly to the fan espalier sh

Espaliered Lemon Tree; Espalier trees (they grow in rows along a wall) – like citrus, apple or even pear, apricot or cherry, can do wonders for smaller gardens and use up next to no space.  “You’ll have a high yield citrus tree and use up only 100mm of garden space and you’ll have a lush green wall.”

Espaliered Lemon Tree; Espalier trees (they grow in rows along a wall) – like citrus, apple or even pear, apricot or cherry, can do wonders for smaller gardens and use up next to no space. “You’ll have a high yield citrus tree and use up only 100mm of garden space and you’ll have a lush green wall.”

By Christie Wood Espalier is the art of training trees, very often fruit trees, to grow on a flat plane. This technique not only creates an interesting plant structure – a ‘living sculpture’, but a…

Espalier Project, part one – Building the Structure and Tree Selection

By Christie Wood Espalier is the art of training trees, very often fruit trees, to grow on a flat plane. This technique not only creates an interesting plant structure – a ‘living sculpture’, but a…

Espalier fruit trees - how to grow lots of fruit in a small space

The Art of Espalier: Growing Fruit Trees in Small Spaces

Cordon fruit trees at the West Dean Gardens. - I love this variety along the back fence for multiple different small fruit trees in one place. Espalier

Cordon fruit trees at the West Dean Gardens. - I love this variety along the back fence for multiple different small fruit trees in one place. Espalier

Espalier Fruit Trees For Wall, Hedge, and Pergola: Installation Shaping Care

How to Espalier Apple Trees, Tips for Pruning, Multi-Grafting, Dwarfing Fruit Trees

Espalier Fruit Trees For Wall, Hedge, and Pergola: Installation Shaping Care

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