Brown and losing needles Hinoki cedar

We planted 3 Hinoki cedars two springs ago. They have all now lost so many needles mostly on the inner branches they are almost bare to the tips. They face West. We have an irrigation system that waters every three…

Pruning a Double Kerria

We planted a double kerria in July 2017. This year I notice a circle of new growth about 20 centimeters from the original clump. Should I remove this new growth and the suckers supporting it and if so, how do…

Northern Lights Azalea Hybrids Caterpillar Pest

I have a number of evergreen azaleas, deciduous azaleas and rhododendrons growing in our front and back yards. The deciduous azaleas, especially my Northern Hi-Light, are all troubled by a green caterpillar which eats the leaves and flowers. The damage…

Pruning Japanese Maples

Good morning, we live in East York (St. Clair and O’connor area) and have a 7-8 year old Japanese Maple in our front yard, western exposure. We want to prune it’s heigth and are wonder if now (April 7th, 2019)…

Crimson/Red Foilage Japanese Maple

We have a small (25 feet by 15 feet) south facing back garden. Please advise on the most spectacular crimson/red Japanese Maple for this area. It will be planted three feet from an east facing wooden fence. We would like…

Pyramidal oak

We have a pyramidal oak tree about 35′ and probably about 20 – 30 years old in Scarborough, full sun, clay/loam. Over the last 4 years it is developing more and more drooping, some minor limbs and two large groups…

Mexican Flowering Dogwood

Can you tell me if the Mexican Flowering Dogwood has a noticeable aroma. The flowers are so amazing I was just wondering if they were also heavily scented. Thank you!…

Chum Tree

I have a chum tree, and would like to know how to promote fruit from this tree. It has only produced about 4 pieces of fruit so far. ¬†Should I prune it, or just use some fertilizer? I would like…