Planting pawpaw tree near house foundation

I live in downtown Toronto and am thinking of planting a Paw Paw tree in my backyard. It would have to go quite close to the foundations of my house and those of my neighbour. Since it is a fairly…

What is this bush called?

We have a large rounded shaped bush on our property. It has a variegated leaf but is mostly a light white/grey. It has a soft look to it. It’s appears to be overgrown and I believe it was incorrectly pruned…

Black Rot Canker in Apple Tree

I have a 4-5 year old Vista Bella Apple tree that seems to be infected with black rot canker. I did not get any flowers this year (even though an apple tree that was right next to it was covered…

Privet propagation

These once, popular hedges are possibly the hardest shrub to find in Ontario. They are a fantastic hedge, their flowers are aromatic and are fast growers. I’m looking for about 30/40 to plant a large hedge around a historic home.…

Hornbeam spots on twigs

Hello, I work at Sheridan Nurseries and I received this sample of a Hornbeam twig with black spots on the dead portions that did not come back to life after this winter’s harsh weather. Do you think it IS a…

Will my white birch survive?

I live in Calgary Alberta. Two years ago I bought a white birch from a nursery. It was about 12 feet high and the trunk was 10″ in circumference at the base. I dug a hole about ^” shallower than…

Fast growing privacy hedge or alternative

Hi there, I just bought my first home and the backyard backs onto a 3 floor walkup apartment building which itself is on a busier street. My first priority is to plant something along the back of the property that…

porcupine damage on bark

Hello; abt 2 wks ago a porcupine (I believe) tore the bark from the trunk of my ironwood tree; about 50% is girdled, and it’s abt 3 ft from the ground. The tree is abt 7″ dbh with a large…

Eastern white cedars browning

Hello, last fall I planted an eastern white cedar hedge. All of the trees were approx 6 ft tall, they were planted at the edge of a forest. In the last month or so sections have started to brown. Even…