This beautiful espalier redbud tree placed to the right of the home’s front door greets guests with amazing blooms in the spring and gorgeous leaves in the summer and fall. This tree is about 30 years old, and is a lovely example of the espalier technique.
Espalier is the horticultural practice of controlling woody plant growth for the production of fruit or esthetic decoration. Branches are pruned and tied to a frame. Plants are frequently shaped in formal patterns, flat against a structure like a wall, fence or trellis. Vineyards have used this process for thousands of years.
This tree is about 30 years old.