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Espalier apple tree vs dwarf apple tree - non espalier

Melissa DC
8 years ago

I live in South Eastern Ontario, Canada. I have an area that receives good sunlight and has good soil/drainage that I would like to plant 2 espalier apple trees in a horizontal form. I am more in favour of the espalier apple tree than just a regualr dwarf apple tree because it would fot better to the 4 ft x 25 ft space I have to work with. My landscaper's opinion is that it will take too much expertise for me to manage the espalier apple trees. I would like to know if a novice can manage an espalier apple tree if I have the commitment to learning how to manage them but don't want to have to put in a lot of tedious time each season. TIA!

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