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Grow Espaliered Trees for a Slim Fit

Espaliered Tree with pink Blossoms pruned to grow horizontally across- Perfect way to spruce up a concrete or brick wall

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How to Build a Living Fence

Building An Espalier = Living Fence - Using standard pruning techniques, you can train dwarf fruit trees to form a living wall that will enhance your yard's privacy and provide beauty and fresh produce.

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 shape.

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10 Space-Saving Secrets for Your Landscape

espalier-pear-apple or other trees=extra time to prune and shape when trees are young- saves space

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25 Inspiring Backyard Ideas and Fabulous Landscaping Designs

Love this path from patio through trees. Could make this work in my backyard.

Apartment Therapyfrom Apartment Therapy

Get Outside: 5 Backyard Weekend Projects

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This French-inspired wall fountain is placed within a lavishly-planted vertical garden. Photo by Maureen Gilmer. For more small-space inspiration visit: