As a supplement to a new post I wrote for Houzz on espaliers, I would like to share a few local (Southern California) resources for these space-saving beauties — all ready for your Christmas list.
Bountiful Gardens is a hidden gem in Lakeview Terrace. Now open to the public after years of selling exclusively to the trade, the nursery specializes in heirloom vegetables, herbs and fruit trees, unusual succulents, and other rare plants grown onsite. (See photos.)
Lincoln Avenue Nursery is a Pasadena nursery with a large stock of espaliered apple, pear and citrus trees as well as ornamental trees such as Southern Magnolia and Japanese Maple.
Marina Del Rey Garden Center offers citrus espaliers, berries and others specifically selected for coastal climates.
To get you inspired, the first images are of mature espaliers I saw this fall at Angelesey Abbey in the United Kingdon, followed by some of the more unusual patterns and varieties available locally.