Hinoki False Cypress

Hello, We were recommended to plant a Hinoki False Cypress in our front house landscape. We want an evergreen with ornamental or ‘architectural’ interest. In Toronto it is difficult to find a Hinoki. Q: Can you suggest where we can…

Hedge cedar

Hello There, in my Pyramid cedar hedge a ‘hole’ got opened and thus the screen is now void – please see the attached pictures. The ‘gap’ I want to ‘close’ gets only partial sun (from the front-South side); laterally too…

Mature cedars yellowing

My cedars are 10 years old and have had no issues until this year when I noticed yellow patches in the tallest tree. When I went to prune these yellow patches I also noticed some strange whitessack-material on the some…

Emerald cedars and black walnut tree

Cedar hedge has grown thin and is brown in one spot that is located close to a black walnut tree. Is this type of cedar at risk from the toxicity of the tree?…

Shade Tolerant Shrubs/Trees

We have old Austrian Pines and a honey locust that will probably die within five years. Right now, there is shade and some privacy from their trunks. What shrubs or small trees can we plant in their shadow that would…

Excessive trimming of branches on dwarf Alberta spruce

Hello, I have a dwarf Alberta spruce tree on the side of my house, about 6’ tall, and a technician from Rogers trimmed some branches without my authorization, leaving a huge hole on the tree. I would like to get…

Hicks Yews

Hello, I would like to grow an 8′ privacy hedge in a 85% shaded area. Is this the best plant for my requirements? I am in Oshawa Zone 6A. Thank You in advance.…

Emerald cedars question

Hi, We planted 3 cedars last August in the front of our property. They had plenty of water, plenty of sun and looked good going into the winter. This spring they look rough. I put in a few spike fertilizers…

Trimming of 30’ Pyramid Cedars

We live in Grand Bend, ON. We want to trim these large healthy pyramids cedars because they are obstructing our river views. Can they be trimmed? And if this can be done, how so?…