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When should I prune espalier apple trees?

The end of the growth season (i.e. in September) is the best time. It's easier to see what you are doing before the leaves have fallen. You missed that deadline, so do it right now. If you prune ...
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Why does my cherry tree have no branches?

Did you buy mini patio cherry trees? These are sold with a single stem, and often retain the single stem growth habit for the first 3 or 4 years, longer in pots. They will eventually branch a bit, but ...
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Training a tip bearing apple tree

Fans have more tips than cordons or espaliers, more tips = more fruit. Many apples are partial tip bearers, even if listed as tip-bearers. Tip-bearing trees are convenient because they should need ...
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Is it possible to keep prunus (Yoshino and Watereri) relatively small?

Whilst not wanting to rain on your parade, what you have outlined is not a good idea for various reasons. First, in the UK, cherry Prunus varieties are susceptible to silver leaf infection, which ...
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U Post Espalier?

I'll start by saying that I've never espaliered anything, but I do understand the basics. The reason you espalier a tree is so that you can get all the limbs very close to your house. The theory is ...
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What is the proper way to prune a multi-variety stone fruit tree being trained in fan shape espalier?

On short term, you should choose which variety you want to keep. Forget to have 4 varieties: they will fight to have food from root. Only one will survive. [Such plants are scams from cheap gardening ...
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How to prune this newly bought cherry?

It looks like the two crossing branches are rubbing each other, or soon will be as they grow thicker. So you need to get rid of one of them, whether you go for an open tree or an espalier shape. If ...
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How to prune this newly bought cherry?

If you want a vase, I would keep the 4 branches. Maybe shortening all of them. Plant it on your garden, and with some canes (3 or 4), try to bend the branches on 4 different direction. Ev. the ...
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When should I prune espalier apple trees?

It's not too late to prune, especially if it hasn't frozen over yet. Try to avoid pruning right after a rainy period to avoid disease and rotting.
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Will interwoven espaliered fruit trees of different types hurt or inhibit each other?

The drawing you've posted is more similar to pleaching rather than espalier forms. If you want to do this kind of thing with different fruit trees, I can't imagine you'd be able to rely on getting a ...
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Difference between Espalier and Topiary

Both terms are used to giving a desire shape to the tree or shurbs but Topiary is for aesthetic purpose and pruning is for maintainance.
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