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King Garden Designs, Inc. is a boutique landscape design company located in New York. Charles King Sadler, King Garden Designs founder, enjoys creating and enhancing the beauty and vitality of landscapes through thoughtful design, professional implementation and ongoing care.
Member American Society of Landscape Architects & ISA Certified Arborist TRAQ
How To Prune Espalier And Fruit Trees: King Garden Designs ISA Certified Arborists know when and how to train and prune your espalier trees for optimal fruit production, beauty and plant health. We also assist in residential orchard oversight; guiding trees health, beauty and productivity
Fruit Tree Prune: Crab Apple, Apple, Pear, Cherry, Peach, Apricot, Plum, Quince, Blueberry Bush
Fan shaped, U Cordon/Candelabra, Oblique Cordon, Drapeau Marchand, Belgian Fence, Arcure, Palmette Oblique,
We can restore neglected espalier fruit trees miraculously with renovation pruning, care and attention.
Proper pruning brings out a plants intrinsic beauty, fostering plant health while reducing risk of storm damage. We supply all your pruning needs.
Design and horticultural consultations
ISA Certified Arborist Assessment, ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
Landscaping Services, Landscaping Consultations, Landscaping Property Over Site, Landscape Design, Property Care, Landscape Maintenance.
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ESPALIER TREE expertise
Espalier Training Trees
Training apples and pears as espaliers is a space-saving way of growing fruit on a wall or fence. They require little pruning once established and are attractive in blossom and fruit and architectural during winter. Ornamentals such as Pyracantha are sometimes trained as espaliers.
Source: Royal Horticultural Society
Espalier is the art of training shrubs and trees, usually fruit trees, to grow flat against a wall, on a trellis, or between support wires. Espaliered fruit trees in your garden are whimsical and fun! King Garden Designs' ISA Certified Arborists know when and how to train and prune your fruiting and ornamental Espalier trees for optimal fruit, berry and flower production (Apple, Pear and others), beauty and plant health.
We utilize our hand-picked suppliers sourcing specialty fruit tree/espalier, heirloom and many rare varieties for your garden.
Pruning Consultation and Assessment: Beginning at $190
Plus travel expenses beyond our 20 mile radius
(Suggested 1 Hour Meeting)
ISA Certified Arborists provide a property plant health and safety assessment.
How To Train Espalier Trees
Training trees on a sturdy trellis can provide a fruiting wall in a narrow space, either free standing with space on both sides (preferable) or against a fence or house. Apples, pears, and Asian pears are especially well adapted to espalier training, but other species may work with extra effort.
There are many ways to train the branches, including fan shapes, but typically three to four horizontal wires are spaced about 1½ - 2 feet apart vertically, and the lateral shoots are tied (trained) along the wire running in either direction. For best results, shoots can be initially trained upward at about a 45° angle on a bamboo stake to keep them growing vigorously.
Once they reach the desired length, shoots can be lowered to the wire. Vigorous shoots should be cut back during the growing season to encourage spur growth. Lateral growth from the branches should be kept short to prevent shading of lower branches. If shoot growth is excessive, provide more space by extending the trellis outward or upward.
Source: University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (2015)
How To Begin Your Espalier
To begin the process, plant your tree 6-10 inches from a wall or fence. If your tree is bordering a walkway, you will need to build or purchase a frame trellis and train your tree’s young branches to it.
Pruning And Training
There will be two major times you’ll be pruning your Espalier fruit trees:
- In the winter (when your tree is dormant), you should be performing your major cuts and pruning your fruit tree back. This will stimulate growth and bud production in the spring.
- You will also prune in late spring/summer for the purpose of creating your tree “shape”; as it grows, you will train the branches to follow the pattern you want.
Keep In Mind These Basic Pruning Principles:
- Always cut back to a bud, a lateral branch, or to the main trunk avoid leaving long stubs when you make your cuts.
- It will take up to 4 years of training and pruning to have a great looking tree and a bountiful fruit harvest.
Source: Stark Brothers (2015)