Japanese Maple

I purchased a Japanese Maple (Acer palmatumvariete erable japonais) last summer, I did wrap it with burlap for the winter but it still seems the top was eaten by something. This summer it seems the leaves are all curled up…

Tapestry hedge

I would like to plant a tapestry hedge in my backyard, 175 feet long, I would like it casual not formal so little pruning and 8 to 10 feet tall. I live in the Niagara region clay soil, and it…

Damaged trees

Hello, There is a home being built beside my home and the builder “trimmed” 5 cedar trees on my property, my home is located in Richmond hill Ontario. One day I came home and saw that now I have half…

Japanese Lilac

I bought a Japanese Lilac Tree ( Ivory Silk) in 2012. Each year it has a had a few lilacs but this year it has not had any. The leaves look healthy and it has got bigger but I don’t…

Tamarix ramosissima

Dear Master Gardener, I have never seen a Tamarix ramosissima. Someone suggested that I could use this tree close to a pathway that gets salted in the winter months. Is this tree grown in the Toronto area? How wide would…

cedars turning grey

We planted 45 local Lanark cedars on our property 5 years ago. They have grown beautifully into a cedar hedge 7 feet high. However 12 cedars in the middle of the row have recently turned greyish. We suspect a neighbour…

My japanese maple leaves are turning green

My japanese maple (3 yrs old ) has done very well but recently¬†some of the leaves are turning green- does that indicate disease? I would appreciate any help that you could give me.…

The Cedar Hedge

About 25 years ago we planted a hedge. Our property is adjacent to stream which means we have no next door neighbor (great). At the time there we no trees beside us which is why we planted the hedge. Now…

Rose of Sharon

I had a beautiful Rose of Sharon for about 6 years. This spring no leafs grow. Nursery staff said scrape the bark and if green it could be ok. It was green. Now one of the main shouts has stared…

Pruning Weigela

It’s now early July, and my weigela bush has finished blossoming. Can I trim it back now? Or leave it?    …