EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ESPALIER
Attend to the trees lately planted, and water them often; and whatever good shoots they make, fasten them to the wall or espalier.
All the soldiers of the Garrison were ranked in espalier on each side.
The wind at intervals shook the entire surface of the espalier.
If grafted on the paradise stock it may be grown as an open dwarf, or an espalier.
He saw Caroline fastening a vine to an espalier, and came to assist her.
The U-form classifies somewhere between the cordon and the espalier.
Gooseberries and currants are also adapted easily to the espalier form.
Next year I am going to put in some gooseberries and currants in espalier form.
Espalier: a lattice upon which fruit-trees or shrubs are trained.
It is very hardy, an abundant bearer, and succeeds well either as a standard or an espalier.
1660s, from French espalier (16c.), from Italian spalliera "stake-works shoulder-high," from spalla "shoulder," from Latin spatula (see spatula).