Espalier

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Espalier (Es-pah-lee-yay) is a horticultural term derived from the French word for trellis, and is used to describe a plant that has been trained to grow flat against a trellis or wall. This is particularly desirable when space is limited, because, as we know, Camellias can be ‘space gluttons’, and in smaller gardens the solution for lovers of Camellias is to grow them using this technique.

When selecting a plant for use as an espalier, look for one with open, sprawling growth and several leading branches. Plant the camellia against the wall or trellis, then tie the branches back in the desired position using soft plastic ties or twine don’t use wire as it can cut into the branches. Prune off any unnecessary growth, training the leaders to grow horizontally or at an upward angle, with the best displays generally being symmetrical. Try to keep any major pruning until after flowering and your espalier will reward you year after year with a display of flowers that will always be in clear view.

Most sasanqua varieties are suitable, although any camellia can be trained as an espalier.  



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Picture of Apple Braeburn Espalier MM106
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Espalier. Born and bred in Motueka around 1952 'Braeburn' has become a firm favourite in the Kiwi orchard. Crisp, firm and juicy with yellowish green skin that is broadly striped with red. Sweet flavour balanced with a moderate tartness for just a little zing. Deciduous.

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright

Apple Braeburn Espalier

Current Stock Height: 160/180  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Apple Golden Delicious Espalier
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Espalier. This popular apple is very well named because it is indeed golden and very scrum-delicious. The flesh is crisp and juicy with a sweet honey flavour. Lovely eaten fresh but can be cooked. Highly productive and ripe towards the end of autumn. Deciduous.

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Compact

Apple Golden Delicious Espalier

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Apple Granny Smith Espalier
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Espalier. Everyone knows this classic bright green apple with its tangy flavour and crisp white flesh. Bake it, sauce it, slice it, caramelise it, but most of all, simply bite into it. Keeps well. A productive regular tip bearer maturing later in April.


 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: cm x cm

Apple Granny Smith Espalier

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Apple Royal Gala Espalier
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Espalier. This is probably New Zealand's most popular eating apple. Rosy red blushed skin. Creamy fine textured flesh, crisp, sweet and juicy. Regarded as one of the worlds finest apples and awarded a RHS Award of Garden Merit. Matures in mid summer.

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.8m x 1.5m

Apple Royal Gala Espalier

Current Stock Height: 160/180 cm  ? 

Container: pb18  ? 

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Picture of Camellia Cinnamon Cindy Espalier
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Hybrid Esp. This is a delightful little Camellia with semi-double flowers that are white with pink tinges on the petal edges and backs. In full bloom the overall effect is very soft and pretty. An added bonus of fragrance makes this a definite must have. Strong upright growth habit. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Pink / White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: Esp

Camellia Cinnamon Cindy Espalier

Current Stock Height: 90/90-120 cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

$149.99


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Picture of Camellia Early Pearly Espalier
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Sasanqua. A very good performing Camellia that flowers from early autumn through to early winter. The blooms are double, white, with just a hint of blush pink on the outer edges. Upright vigorous habit. Happiest in semi-shade. Presented here espaliered. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Camellia Early Pearly Espalier

Current Stock Height: 90/90-120 cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

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Picture of Camellia Fairy Blush Espalier
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Hybrid Espalier. This beautiful Camellia has tight bright pink buds that open to miniature, single, apple-blossom pink blooms which are lightly fragrant. A pretty Camellia which would suit a small courtyard or patio area. Flowers for a long period. Happiest in semi-shade with acid soil. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Pink / White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Camellia Fairy Blush Espalier

Current Stock Height: 90/90-120 cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

$149.99

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Picture of Camellia Koto no Kaori Espaliered
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Hybrid. Simple but sweet single rose-pink blooms with prominent yellow stamens are borne in profusion along attractively arching branches. The blooms are very fragrant blooms and appear autumn to winter. Small rounded bright green leaves. Happiest in semi-shade with acid soil. Evergreen.

Presented here as an Espalier for walls and fences.

 

Colour: Pink / Yellow
Habit: Arching
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m

Camellia Koto no Kaori Espaliered

Current Stock Height: 90/90-120 cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

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Hybrid Espalier. Produced by and named after NZ's famous plant breeder Les Jury. Les Jury considered this to be the best formal double red Camellia that he produced in his lifetime. Very vigorous upright growth habit, handsome foliage. Happiest in morning sun or semi-shade. Evergreen. RHS AGM.

 

Colour: Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m

Camellia Les Jury Espalier

Current Stock Height: 90/90-120 cm  ? 

Container: 15l  ? 

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Picture of Camellia Our Melissa Espaliered
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Hybrid Miniature Espalier. A very sweet Camellia with small baby pink ruffled flowers that are borne on gently cascading branches. The foliage is dainty and a light olive green in colour. Ideal container plant. Happiest in semi-shade. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Camellia Our Melissa Espaliered

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Container: 15l  ? 

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