The training technique used will depend on the pattern selected and the number of laterals on the plant. Comment: Both the weeping podocarpus P. Firm the soil in the bottom of the hole to prevent settling. Table 3. Plants can be allowed to grow into their natural shapes or they can be trained into free-form designs limited only by imagination and pruning skills Figure 5. Figure 5. The support framework should be placed next to a wall or fence before installing the plant to be espaliered. An espalier is also a good choice for a Gif Living Sculpture area where spreading shrubs or trees cannot be easily maintained. Comment: White, fragrant flowers in winter and yellow fruit in spring.