Espalier pears

I am in Toronto, and I am searching for a pear espallier. All the nurseries I search don’t have it. Any ideas where I can get one?

Espaliers have to be grown in place, so one buys a very young tree and trains it. It’s almost like turning the tree into a branched vine and training all the major branches as if they were vines.

Actually some nurseries sell pre-espaliered trees.


Pears can be aggressive growers. You can have pears covering a large espalier setup by year 2 under ideal conditions. I will say they are high maintenance as they send shoots like mad.

Well, thank you @Richard, you’re quite right. I’ve never seen that before.

I’ve seen them for sale in years gone by at Springhouse Gardens, Nicholasville, KY.

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