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The Art of Espalier--Part 1

June 25, 2014
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My son Andy’s first apple of the season. Our ‘Dorsett Golden’ apples are espaliered, ostensibly to screen the compost bins from view. Though not a great screen, it forms a “leafy fence” to the vegetable garden and apples to eat.
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Espaliered apple tree at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

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Citrus espaliered in a San Diego garden.    

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Living fences. Apple trees make a low living fence in this potager. Pear trees are also commonly espaliered. In warm climates citrus, figs and olives can be trained into informal patterns. Source: Houzz The Art of EspalierSee more examples of fruit tree espalier on Houzz.
Next post on reasons to espalier fruit trees and resources on how to do it.

The Art of Espalier--Part 2

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