Noun(1) a trellis on which ornamental shrub or fruit tree is trained to grow flat
(1) A simple espalier can train all branches to grow horizontally.(2) I want to train a pear tree as an espalier against a wall.(3) It was espaliered carefully back onto its old trellis and coaxed into bloom.(4) Once you know what you are doing, you can prune 12 dwarf espaliered trees in an hour or maybe two each year.(5) Apples are espaliered along space-saving rows of wire fencing.(6) These include Kylemore Abbey, where 150-year-old apple espaliers line the paths of the kitchen garden.(7) Plant an espaliered pomegranate or other fruit tree against a bare wall and train the branches into a living sculpture.(8) Because the fruit is so good, the trees are best grown as espaliers in a small garden, which will maximise fruit production against tree size.(9) In addition there is a large patio surrounded by trees on espaliers .(10) The introduction of espaliered trees, whose fruit ripened more evenly and was not so blown about as in open orchards, helped to promote the growing of fine pears in the Paris region.(11) They look marvellous espaliered on wires against a wall, too, as opposed to growing loosely as a shrub.
Different Formsespalier, espaliered, espaliering, espaliers
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