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 the mouthwatering range in our Poynings garden centre. Here are some great ideas for fitting fruit into the smallest of gardens. If you want to harvest sweet apples from your fruit tree garden, you should plant the fruit trees between November and March. In de dormant season, you force the fruit trees to establish and they will maintain faster. Find out which trees fit your small garden well, so you can enjoy fresh apples this summer.
Small fruit trees
Minarettes: Vertical upright stems laden with fruit on short spurs. Great for growing in containers or for pretty vertical accents in your garden. Use for: apples, pears, plums and cherries.
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, apricots
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
Buy small fruit trees in Poynings
Please ask the staff in our garden centre in Poynings for more information and advice about growing fruit trees in small spaces.