Small front southern exposure

I live on Lawrence Ave W and just replaced my retaining wall. Soil is clay and is now 9’x13′ facing south. The contractors had left stones and debris and I have tried to remove as much of these. The front…

Dwarf Japanese Maple “Waterfall” lacking leaves

The dwarf Japanese Maple “Waterfall” which leafs out beautifully every May in a sunny location for the past 16 years has hardly any leafs on it now on June 4th. The leafs are very slowly and gradually appearing. It doesn’t…

Red Oak with ‘gooseberries’

I have a volunteer Red oak that is now about 8+ feet tall. The tree sits on the east side of the house under the canopy of a 35 foot red oak, a 20 foot bass wood and another unknown…

Advice on a backyard hedge

Hi, We have a somewhat shady backyard, and i was hoping to get some suggestions on hedge options. We have some overgrown elm trees that used to be a hedge long ago that I plan to replace. They face southeast,…

Pagoda dogwood has very few flowers

I have two pagoda dogwoods in large planters in a rooftop garden, planted in summer 2017. They get a lot of sun and are pretty sheltered, as they are beside an 8-foot wall. The soil is kept moist but far…

Boxwood Moth Caterpillars

Hi there, my boxwoods are covered in what I have identified positively as the Boxwood MothCaterpillar. I have searched endlessly for recommendations on how to get rid of them and what product to use and while there are lots of…

Ohio Buckeye in northern Ontario

Hello, I live in Nipigon (north of Thunder Bay) and my Ohio Buckeye has numerous canker-like scars on the twigs. I wanted to ask someone in Toronto as you might be more familiar with this species. I’m a retired Forest…

Dying plum tree

Toronto – We have 5 fruit trees/bushes that are 5 years old. Early July last year our cherry tree had one branch die back, leaves curled down to back, wilted and discolored to fall colours. Cut that one off but…

Ilex crenata ‘Sky Pencil’

Hello, I want to plant a row (4) of Ilex crenata in a strip of soil two feet wide for a length of six feet. This area does not get full sun–it gets partial sun, perhaps 4-5 hours in the…

Ninebark – Plant ID

I have a couple of small shrubs growing beside a spirea and burning bush. Can you please tell me what they are?…