corkscrew hazel infection

Hi Toronto Master Gardeners, I have spotted a mold or fungi growing on the backside of the leaves of my green corkscrew hazel and wanted to know what it is. while I have spotted the filbert blight in the past…

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…

Rose of Sharon

I have a small potted Rose of Sharon, about 1 meter high. I live in Scarborough, Toronto. I moved it to the garage, but I think it may still be too cold for the potted plant. If I moved it…

Verticillium Wilt dispose of fall leaves?

I have a Japanese maple with Verticillium wilt. It is doing okay for now and dropping its fall leaves. I don’t know what to do with those leaves, though. Can they be put into the city compost collection. What do…

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.…

Black spots on a young red maple tree

in the backyard i have a red maple about 6 feet tall 2-3 feet wide, seems to be relative young. this year late summer i noticed black spots about 3/4 inch diameter started to show up on the upper leaves…

Beautiful stand alone shrub

I have a 10 ft by 10ft open square on my front yard, full sun, that I want to plant a single shrub or tiny tree. I would prefer a shrub that doesn’t need pruning as I like natural shapes…

Indoor Hibiscus

Hello, I’ve got 30 year old hibiscus plants.  In recent years they appear to be very healthy (lot of green leaves) but rarely a flower.  I rarely fertilize.  They spend the summer months in the outdoors though protected from direct…

Hydrangea Leaves & Blooms eaten

I live in Scarborough in the GTA.  This plant has been like this for at least 2 years.  There is no problem in early spring when it is growing leaves but later, the flowers definitely are destroyed. Please help.…