Yew Slight Discolouration

Recently we had some landscaping work down, including a new bed with shrubs and plants (yews, boxwoods, hydrangeas and a magnolia tree) that were planted at the front of our house (front is east facing). It will be one week…

Evergreen shrubs

Hi I have a long backyard so I want to plant a evergreen shrubs so as it should look good and easy to maintain ,please suggest name of shrubs suitable for Toronto area .…

Clipped Yew on Terrace Balcony turning yellow

Hello Master Gardeners, Last September we planted two 3 ft Taxus Capitata Clipped Yews on our west facing 6th floor balcony (with no overhang). They are in two 18″ x 18″ x 18″ insulated planters. We get full afternoon sun…

Black cedar with split bark

Dear Master Gardeners, About three weeks ago I planted over a hundred three-foot black cedars. Today I noticed that the bark on many of them is split open above ground over a length of about four inches. A different wood…

Green giant arborvitaes have yellow spots

Hello, I have two 10′ lines of Green giant arborvitaes in my back yard, all of them have here and there yellow spots of dead or dying needles. This started in the spring. Please advise if it can be some…

Browning Arborvitae

Hi, I have a row of arborvitae trees in my backyard, and one of them seem to have a section that is browning (see photo). I live in the North York area of Toronto, and the soil type is silty…

Alternatives to Emerald Cedar

Hello, I am located at Scarborough east Toronto, which is around zone 5-6. I want to find one kind of tree alternative to Emerald Cedar against my backyard fence. My backyard is face to west, so the sunlight is enough.…

Evergreen for indoor

Hi, i would appreciate help with this. I need to find a nice evergreen for indoors, it would be right in front of a unit that has a little lobby that is cold in the winter . So we cannot…