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would an espaliered pear tree damage house foundations?

(6 Posts)
reddemonsinthegarden Sun 03-Nov-13 17:04:29

That's it, really. I have an otherwise perfect southfacing patch, which is directly outside my door! Would it be wise to plant one there? and if it IS ok, do I need two plants for cross-pollination?

Talkinpeace Sun 03-Nov-13 21:18:52

highly unlikely
and depends on the variety

Rhubarbgarden Mon 04-Nov-13 18:17:55

It'll be fine. Anglesey Abbey has the most amazing and huge espaliered pear growing up the side of it. It is magnificent and ancient.

Rhubarbgarden Mon 04-Nov-13 18:24:22

Anglesey Abbey pear tree

ErrolTheDragon Mon 04-Nov-13 18:33:20

Depends on the soil (esp if clay) and the structure of your building (eg depth of the foundations).

But presumably an espaliered pear would be kept very small?

reddemonsinthegarden Mon 04-Nov-13 20:37:30

thanks, everyone, for your replies.
yes, it would be a small tree, as the width available is only about6-8 foot.

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