Dwarf or Small Trees

I live in the Durham region and am wondering if you can give me the names of a few dwarf trees that will grow well here. The shorter the better. The area I intend planting them in, is west facing…

Hedging trees for small backyard in Toronto

Hi, I live in Toronto, ON. I have a rather small backyard (40ft x 25ft) I would like to plant a deciduous tree(s) as a privacy hedge from the neighbour. I would like something that has non-invasive roots to protect…

Small Ornamental Trees

Hi there. Thanks for your response to one of my earlier questions. I’m thinking of adding some ornamental trees to my backyard. I garden in zone 5. It has clay-ish soil and is in full sun on a gentle south-facing…

Over Wintering Small Oak Trees in a Container

WE LIVE NEAR WASAGA BEACH ON AGREAGE WITH A REAR FOREST. WE JUST UNDUG TWO SMALL OAK TREES AND PUT THEM IN TWO LARGE POTS WITH GOOD SOIL AND SOIL FROM THEIR ROOT HOLES. THEY ARE NOW ON MY DECK…

Small Specimen Trees

Any suggestions for a front-yard tree, only a metre or two from the north side or our house in average soil? It gets 2-4 hours of direct sun in the late afternoon in the summer. Drainage is fine. Ideally, it…

Small apricot trees growing in pots*

Hello!! I live in Toronto, and I’m trying to grow apricots so I can bring them to our property in Prince Edward county. We started them indoors and eventually, after hardening of course, we brought them to our balcony, but…

Trees for small spaces*

I have built flower boxes, using stone, that follow the steps at grade leading to my backyard at the side of my house.  I have 5 flower boxes in all. The first two are 3.5 x 3.5 feet square. The…