• Flowering Shrub Recommendation

    I’d like to plant a tall, flowering shrub along the west side of my yard.  There is a 4 foot fence along that side of the property so the shrub needs to be at least that tall.  My neighbour to…

  • yew or beech for hedging?

    Good morning, I want to plant a hedge under the dining room window to provide some screening (pic included): Target final height 7′ / 8′ Bed width 2′-6″ Total length 14′ Drip line for watering N exposure, top soil, 2-3…

  • Chokecherry vs Chokeberry vs European Buckthorn

    I am trying to identify a shrub (now about 10 ft tall) in my garden. I suspect that it may be the invasive Buckthorn but find the info online a bit confusing as all three appear similar. I have seen…

  • Boxwood Hedges

    I think I have not been trimming my boxwood hedge properly. The branches are falling off to the sides and after a rain there are gaps where the branches are too heavy to retain the shape I have trimmed them…

  • Miniature Lilac Bush

    I live in downtown Toronto. The bush is in full sun against my front porch. There is a small garden it is part of and then a grass front. The miniature lilac bush was dug up from another garden last…

  • Sick Burning Bush

    Hi master gardener, The last few years my burning bush has had curling leaves at the tips. This year whole branches have crispy brown leaves. These appeared suddenly. Two weeks ago they were green. It’s in a sunny, south facing…

  • Container Privacy Shrubs/Vines/Evergreens

    I’m located in Toronto. I am allowed to take over a boulevard (south facing) and wish to build a ‘green privacy wall’. I can use containers (no digging in the ground) What would be a suitable plant/shrub/tree for this purpose?…

  • Spring Flowering White Shrub

    I would like to get an identification of this flowering shrub. It was in the yard where I moved to. It had a very abundant amount of flowers on it this year and I would like to know more and…

  • Mealy Bugs on Yews

    Hi there, I was planning to get rid of a yew next year because it has an ungainly shape when I discovered it has a terrible infestation of mealy bugs. I started to treat the infestation with water sprays and…

  • Suburb – Fence/Hedge

    Hello Toronto Master Gardeners, I currently live in Newmarket..i bought my house 5 years ago in a typical suburb area and just recently finished an interlock pad in my backyard which caused a privacy problem… see the grade was bad,…

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