June 25, 2014
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.
Espaliered apple tree at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Citrus espaliered in a San Diego garden.
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 Espalier.
See more examples of fruit tree espalier on Houzz
Next post on reasons to espalier fruit trees and resources on how to do it.