MANITOBA MAPLE – PRUNING

If I have a 40′ Manitoba Maple cut to 15′, will this tree rejuvenate or do you think it will look a) ugly from the cut and b) take years to regrow? There are now large dead branches and the…

Deciduous and Evergreens for Part Shade

What are the best conifer and deciduous tree species for a slope with dry soil erosion part shade to shade west facing? Height of trees 15-40ft? Thank you…

Rose of Sharon

My 6 ft. Rose of Sharon has now lost all its leaves. The tree faces west. (Toronto, Ontario Nov. 17 ) There are about 15-20 closed buds ( acorn size ) that did not bloom or open. Should I just…

Diseased Salix Shrub

Hello Master Gardeners, thank you for providing an opportunity for people to obtain knowledge about plants. My house came with this shrub (see pics attached) and we have had it for over 14 years now. It has grown significantly over…

Tree selection

We live in Toronto and between our raised flower bed and the house it is 36 feet. We want to plant a hardy deciduous tree- dappled sunlight- not be more than 25′ tall. I have done a lot of research,…

Preparing my young serviceberry tree for winter

I have recently planted a serviceberry tree (Amelanchier canadensis) in June of this year.  It has been doing ok, no new leaves, in fact the leaves have been steadily falling, I gave it some fertilizer and compost but that only…

Magnolia tree problem

I was hoping someone may be able to help me identify this problem with my Magnolia tree. I am in Toronto. The tree is about 30yrs old, 25′ tall and in a west facing backyard. Last year I noticed a…

Japanese Maple – Bleached Leaves

Hi again, I appreciate every time I have written in and I have received great advice. So, what brings me here today? I am attaching a photo of my ten year old J. Maple. I just noticed that, on two…

Overwintering Ornamental Trees in Pots

Hi. I’d like to keep my Dappled Willow Standard trees in large above-ground containers. For the winter, I’ve set each container on a wood base, and have wrapped the plastic pots in bubble wrap to provide some insulation. Will this…