Young Autumn Blaze maple 3yrs old with split trunk

Hello …I live in Sault Ste. Marie ON. ..a climate with great temp fluctuations. Planted this potted maple and staked it about 3 yrs ago..this fall I noticed the split trunk …about 1 foot long about 3 ft from the…

Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam

Hi, Is ‘Frans Fontaine’ the narrowest kind of European Hornbeam tree? How tall and wide do they grow? Is the shape more pyramidal or columnar? I’m looking for a kind of tree in columnar shape to form a tall hedge…

Pruning raspberries in winter

My question is whether or not it’s ok to prune my plants during the winter. Or if I should wait until spring or if I should wait until next fall ? I realize most of the pruning ( my raspberry…

Peach tree search for the elusive Golden Jubilee

Good Morning. I am searching for peach trees. I have been looking for a Red Haven and a Golden Jubilee. I see you carry the Red Haven which is good but the Golden Jubilee I do not see. I grew…

Forsythia questions

Hello there Can you help me answering these questions please 1) Are there different kind of Forsythia shrub? What I want, something that grow vertically not horizontally and the height should not be more than 5-7 feet. If there is…

Lime light hydrangea

I have a limelight hydrangea about five feet tall and nicely shaped. I would like to prune it this year. I am in the Kingston On area, I go south on Jan. 1 and return Apr 1 . Should I…

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…

California Lilac

Hi We’ve been visiting our sons in Vancouver for a number of years, and really liked the California Lilacs that we’ve seen. On our last trip last April, we bought a small one at a Vancouver nursery and smuggled it…

Tree Transplanting

Is December too late to transplant a tree? The ground is not frozen. Is it better to transplant now while the tree is dormant or is it better to uproot in the spring when the lawn is dry? The tree…

Blue Beech

Hi, I recently removed a dying tree in my yard and the city of Toronto required me to plant a blue beech tree as replacement. I know little about blue beech, so I did a little research online. However, the…