Espalier Japanese Maple Bloodgood
Horticulturists and sometimes agriculturalist use the espalier technique of controlling woody plant growth by pruning and possibly grafting branches so that they grow in relatively flat planes. Often the plants are arranged in formal patterns. You can grow plants against a structure such as a wall, ... Read More
fence, or trellis.
In this video Dave Epstein shows how a Japanese Maple cultivar 'bloodgood' has been trained to grow against a trellis. This is an ideal method to grow plants that would normally grow tall and wide in a small narrow space. Although this video is about a Japanese Maple, Dave says you can grow almost any plant in this fashion. The larger and wider the plant would grow naturally, the harder and more time consuming it will be to keep the plant in this two dimensional plane.
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