Flowering Tree Advice

We are looking to plant a flowering tree here at our condo complex in Scarborough, Ontario.. The site is partially over our underground garage roof with a depth of no more than 3 feet so roots must be more spreading…

Hedge

We have a mixed privet and other plants in our hedge. Section near a black walnut tree in neighbour’s garden has died. What should we replant?…

Screening Plantings close to a Wall

I’m looking for a planting to put in a 4 foot strip (widening at a point to five feet) along a western facing wall of a home. There is four feet between the wall and the side property line to…

Wooded hillside planting

We are very lucky to have a 75′ rather steep hill in our back yard, part of a small ridge in East Toronto. East facing with many mature trees, it’s already a place where lots of birds and other critters…

Columnar Privacy Trees

Hi, I am looking to plant some columnar privacy trees or cedars near a swale in a new subdivision. Swale is not major, has some standing water from time to time and is along back of property line. Soil is…

Viburnum lentago water sprout

Hello, I purchased 2 Viburnum lentago (Nannyberry) plants at the BANPS plant sale this weekend. Both plants appear to be water sprouts, each has two shoots about 120cm long and covered in leaves. Neither plant has branches. If I prune…

Serviceberry, Leaves Yellowing

I have three serviceberries planted together in a row and one of them isn’t doing as well as the other two. They were all planted at the same time a few years ago. Wondering if you would have any ideas…

Stepover hedge

Hi: We had a boxwood hedge that died last year. I am wondering what alternative short, slow growing bush can be used for a step-over hedge. I was looking for Japanese holly but have not seen it anywhere. Thanks…

Creeping Dogwood Lawn Removal – Invasive Species

Hello, I would like to know if bunchberry or creeping dogwood a good ground cover for lawn that is mostly on the sunny side. Also, please provide a guideline/instruction as to how do I go about taking out the grass…