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?    …

ladybugs and fig tree fruit

I am writing to ask for some ideas on how to address the problem of ladybugs eating the ripened figs from our fig trees. Last autumn most of the fruit of our fig trees was eaten just before it became…

Evergreens in containers

I would like to plant a small evergreen in my front door urns. Would the plants be able to survive the winter? would you be able to suggest appropriate shrubs for this purpose . Many thanks for any help you…

metasequoia

I planted this beautiful golden tree about five years ago. It was five feet high and now is about 25 feet. It looks very healthy and sturdy. But in the past week the top five feet have bent over and…