Fast-growing Tall Evergreen Trees

Hi, I’m planning to plant an evergreen hedge along a tall wall to block some unwanted view from behind the wall. I need trees that can grow 15-20 metres tall and stay as narrow as possible (no more than 3…

White spruce or black spruce?

Hi, I enquired about white spruce a few days ago. However, I based on the answer I got I suspect whether I got the name of the tree wrong. An arborist told me these trees in my neighbor’s backyard are…

White spruce

Hi, I’m hoping to plant 3-4 white spruce trees in my backyard to form a tall privacy hedge, because they grow tall enough (20m) but stay relatively narrow, and are evergreen therefore very low maintenance. My question is: how far…

Rhododendrons and Azaleas

I live at Bathurst/Steeles (borderline of Toronto and Thornhill) so, maybe, a zone 6 or 5? I want to plant rhodo and Azaleas in my front yard which gets abut 5 hrs of sunlight and a clay soil. Would a…

A fast growing evergreen

I live in Toronto and want more privacy. I like to plant a fast growing evergreen ( with in the beginning a small root ) between a pool and a yew hedge. Half sun/half shade and clay / wet soil.…

Winterberry

Can I plant a Winterberry plant in the garden now in November (if the ground isn’t frozen). I just bought a small potted one and I’m not sure if I should keep it inside. What is the best way to…

Pruning pine trees and bushes

1. Can the pine trees and bushes be pruned back. 2. If so, when is the best time to prune them? I have a blue spruce bush and a few dwarf pine trees that are overgrown.…

The Do not climb pine

Hi there, Was wondering the name of the spectacularly wide and low pine trees on the hill at the Toronto Botanical Gardens. They are marked with nothing more than a few ‘do not climb’ signs. Would love to look into…

Planting yew and holly

Hello, We recently moved to Montréal from Toronto and bought a house. We would like to add some green (and maybe a pop of colour) that will last year-round to the front and back, including through the winter. Here are…