Fruit trees for small spaces
Squeezing fruit trees into a small garden isn't as impossible as it seems. Train fruit against fences and you'll not only fit in one tree – you can choose several from our mouthwatering range . Here are some great ideas for fitting fruit into the smallest of gardens:
Cordons: Also single-stemmed, but trained at 45º to encourage more fruit. Spaced 75cm apart you'll fit four varieties into just 3m. Use for: Apples, Pears, Redcurrants, Gooseberries
Espaliers: vertical stems with tiers of horizontal branches trained out at 30cm intervals along wires. A beautiful way to cover walls and fences. Use for: Apples, Pears, Plums, Apricots, Peaches
Fans: branches are splayed out from two arms at the base in an even fan across the wall. Use for: Plums, Cherries, Peaches, Nectarines, Apricot
Stepovers: like cordons but bent at right angles and trained horizontally to a wire at 45cm above the ground. They make wonderful edging. Use for: Apples
Please ask the staff in our garden centre for more information and advice about growing fruit trees in small spaces.