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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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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.

 

Flower Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright

Apple Braeburn Espalier

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aka Heritage Apple

A heritage apple that was selected in NZ. The fruit is streaked bright red and has some russeting. The flesh is sweet and juicy with a very good flavour. Reliable and regular crops that are ripe around March. Deciduous.

 

Flower Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
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Apple Captain Kidd Kay Espalier

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aka Heritage Apple

One of the finest apples ever grown. Greenish-yellow skin with orange-red striping. Rich, aromatic nutty flavour makes this older variety still hugely popular. Suitable for cooking or eating. Ripens towards March. Deciduous.

 

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Apple Coxs Orange Espalier

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aka Heritage Apple

A connoisseurs delight! A cross between Golden Delicious and Cox's Orange Pippin, sensational sweetness, aromatic, creamy, white flesh with a fine and juicy texture. The greenish-yellow russetted fruit has a mid season ripening time. Yum. Deciduous.

Named after Lord Freyberg. These apples hang well and continue to develop flavour even when very ripe.

 

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Apple Freyberg Espalier

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aka Apple

Espalier. A Japanese variety with large fruit with a smooth red-shaded skin. The creamy white flesh is firm, juicy and sweet with a satisfying crunch when eaten fresh. Stores exceptionally well. Ripe from mid autumn onwards. Tip Bearer. Deciduous.

'Fuji' is a Tip Bearer meaning that the flowers and fruit are produced on the end of branches i.e. branch tips - be mindful of this when pruning. The fruit will store well for months if refrigerated.
Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland

 

Flower Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
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Apple Fuji Espalier

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aka Heritage Apple

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.

 

Flower Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Compact

Apple Golden Delicious Espalier

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aka Heritage Apple

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. Deciduous.


 

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Apple Granny Smith Espalier

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aka Apple

Espalier. You'll love the taste of this high quality, fresh eating apple that was bred in NZ. Quite large Apples with rosy red skin and crunchy sweet flesh to delight the taste buds. Ripe around April.

 

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Habit: Upright
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Apple Pacific Rose Espalier

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