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A pear tree espaliered into a cordon. The picture was taken in the garden of the Cloisters in upper Manhattan

Espalier (pronounced es-spal-ee-ay) is the practice of controlling plant growth by pruning and tying branches so that they grow along a flat surface. Frequently the plants are grown in geometric patterns and other ornamental shapes.

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See: Espalier Techniques

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See: Espalier Designs

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