Verticillium wilt and cornus

My Japanese maple Sango Kaku succumbed to verticillium wilt, and I wanted a cornus kousa in the same spot. I see that “cornus” is listed as both susceptible and resistant, depending on the cultivar (and the strain of Verticillium present…

Emerald cedars – winter damage

The trees were planted Aug. or early Sept. 2013 and looked really good and healthy. We had a bad winter and also an ice storm so they got bent over and have a lot brownish branches. On June 2nd, I…

Pruning Rose of Sharon

We trimmed my Rose of Sharon in early spring and now I have leaves growing from the trunk. Will these become branches?What should I do?…

Identification of a dwarf lilac

I’ve moved to a property that has this shrub. It’s approximately 3-4′ around and has purple flowers in the spring. It reminds me of a lilac tree.

Has my Bluebeard died?

Bought a bluebeard shrub at plant sale 2013 and performed well last fall. So far this year, I see only old twigs. Does this shrub break out later or have I lost this specimen?…

Yews- Hick’s vs. Hill’s

Which grows faster, the Hill’s yew or the Hick’s yew? I live in London, Ontario. The area receives morning sun, and dappled in afternoon.…

non blooming tree peony

I live in North Toronto (Lawrence and Mt Pleasant) so zone 5? I have a tree peony in mid to late morning sun (almost full sun before a large black walnut leafs out. It’s situated along the edge of a…

Please help to identify this tree..

Found this tree at Philosopher’s Walk in Toronto – it has beautiful pink flowers – I don’t think they are fragrant. It has a very smooth trunk that I didn’t get a pic of. Hope you can help – thank…

photo ID

Can you identify the attached shrub please?. It is flowering just now in Toronto. thank you.