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Garden Inspiration: Espaliered Fruit Trees

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by Michelle Chin (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) last modified Jul 13, 2011

Espalier refers to the practice of tying the branches of trees to some sort of flat support (a wall or trellis, for example), creating formal, geometric patterns. The use of espaliered trees is




 

 

Espalier refers to the practice of tying the branches of trees to some sort of flat support (a wall or trellis, for example), creating formal, geometric patterns. The use of espaliered trees isn't reserved for formal gardens, but are a great way to get a high fruit yield in a very limited space. And it's a very graceful way to liven up a boring or unsightly wall or fence without fear of the tree getting out of control the way a vine would.



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