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An Apple A Day

By Posted in - Gardening Tips on January 29th, 2014 0 Comments

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Walled North West Washington, DC Garden perfect vehicle for espalier fruit trees.

You can eat an apple a day when you grow them in your own garden. Apple trees are readily available with varieties for almost any region and climate. Apple trees make a beautiful addition to the landscape providing fragrant spring blossoms, lush summer foliage and interesting winter branch structure. Apple trees can reach up to 20′ in height and spread and having more than one for an average suburban property may not be feasible. Apple trees are easy to espalier, or train to a trellis. Another option is planting collonade apple trees, which grow up to about 8 feet tall but get only about 2 feet wide — plant a row of them, you will need at least two of these, as they don’t generally self-fertilize.