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Espalier Lemon Tree

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pot size: 33cm
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Espalier plants are excellent in narrow garden beds, or can be used as feature plants to screen areas. Trimmed to a narrow, bushy shape they can give a beautiful formal appearance to your garden. Choose from extensive range of Espalier fruit trees

Espalier lattice sizes are as follows:

25cm pots 660mm x 580mm

33cm pots 800mm x 600mm

40cm pots 1000mm x 800mm

50cm 1500mm x 1000mm

Espaliering a Lemon Tree is a method of training the tree to grow flat against a structure, such as a wall or trellis, creating a decorative and space-saving form. This technique is ideal for smaller gardens or where space is limited.

Steps to Espalier a Lemon Tree:

1. Select the Right Location  Choose a sunny spot with well-draining soil. Ensure the wall or structure receives at least 6-8 hours of sunlight daily.

2. Choose a Suitable Variety: Varieties like 'Meyer' or 'Eureka' lemons are excellent choices for espalier.

3. Planting: Plant the lemon tree about 15-30 cm away from the wall or trellis to allow space for root growth.

4. Support Structure: Install horizontal wires or a trellis on the wall at intervals of 30-45 cm to support the branches as they grow.

    - In the first year, select the main vertical stem and two side branches to form the initial framework.
    - Tie the branches to the support structure using soft ties, allowing some slack for growth.
    - Prune regularly to remove unwanted growth, encourage lateral branching, and maintain the desired shape.

6. Maintenance: Water regularly and fertilize with a balanced citrus fertilizer. Mulch around the base to retain moisture and reduce weeds. Protect the tree from extreme temperatures and pests.

By following these steps, you can successfully espalier a lemon tree, creating a beautiful and productive addition to your garden.

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