Verrier with a Frame Branche


Doublesided Verrier Palmet


The Verrier palette is a variant of the oblique palette: the main branches are planted perpendicular to the trunk.

The Verrier palette has an odd number of main branches ( with stem extension). It differs in this from the candelabra palm, which has an even number of main branches ( without stem extension).

Disadvantage of the Verrier palm > is that the middle frame branch is much shorter, while it naturally has the greatest vigor. The result of this is a strong vegetative growth force on the middle frame branch. This leads to unbalanced growth and fruit set over the tree.

A Verrier palette (with stem extension) shows a strong vigor in the top of the tree (vegetative growth) with less fruiting (generative growth). This problem can be remedied by grafting a weaker growing variety step by step for each next floor .

The Verrier palette is a complex espalier that will last for years. grower planning required. Before the cultivation starts, the grower must make a design drawing to scale. The grower must then implement this design in a targeted and consistent manner for many years. Design errors in complex palm shapes are almost impossible to correct afterwards.


Difficult to propagate; fairly easy to maintain.

Recommended espalier shape. Better espalier shape than a Verrier palette, but a Gaucher palmet is an (even) better alternative.

If you want to opt for a candelabra palm, it is best to take a tree on which several varieties have been grafted , whereby the vigor of the grafted variety decreases with each next floor. The tree then grows more balanced by nature and requires less maintenance (pruning).
In practice, this will often mean that you yourself must inoculate the following variety per tier, of the correct cultivar.

A Candelabra palm (without heart branch) is preferred.

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