PLANTS WE LOVE TO ESPALIER
For nearly 40 years Suzanne has been designing, building and maintaining beautiful residential and commercial landscapes in the San Francisco Bay Area. Suzanne has shared her knowledge with others as a lecturer at Merritt College and the UC Extension Landscape Architecture Department.
Suzanne’s desire to make the most of every square inch of planting space in the many small urban gardens she has designed, lead her to experiment with the ancient art of espalier (training woody plants against a flat surface). Here are a few of her favorite plants to espalier.
Citrus limon, ‘Improved Meyer Lemon’
Malus domestica, APPLE
Michelia yunnanensis ‘Inspriation’ INSPIRATION MICHELIA
Eriobotrya deflexa, BRONZE LOQUAT
Griselinia lucida, PUKA
Camellia sasanqua, SUN CAMELIA
Loropetalum chinense, CHINESE FRINGE FLOWER
Pyracantha coccinea, SCARLET FIRETHORN
Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ LITTLE GEM SOUTHERN MAGNOLIA
Ficus carica, FIG