Late frost damage to tree

Hi Master Gardener – I live in Toronto and just bought a beautiful Moonrise Japenese Maple last week that is pretty fully leafed-out. I haven’t planted it yet – it’s still in it’s 5 gal pot. The first night we…

Hostas and hydrangeas

Hi there, I guess I jumped the gun and have bought a few hostas and hydrangeas. I have put off planting but hoping I can safely do that now?…

Flowering Quince Propagation

Can I transplant “shoots” from my quince bush to a family member’s garden in the spring or is it better to do so in the fall? Would it be better to order one from a nursery? Now or in the…

Serviceberry

Hello Last year we had a serviceberry tree that died . We believe possibly due to poor drainage. My husband cut it down and there was a stump left. As u can see from the photo there are now branches…

Fungus on Carpinus?

I have small black spot and on twigs of my hornbeams that’s spreading and causing branch die back. I’m seeing similar tip die back on a nearby River Birch and Limber Pine but no spotting. Is this fungal? What is…

Boxwood Leafminers

I noticed leaves with yellowy blotches and opened a few up to find tiny yellowish-orange larvae inside. I think I have boxwood leafminers. As it is only mid-May, is it too early to shear the boxwoods? What time is best…

Moving a recently planted katsura tree

Hello, We planted a Katsura In May 2018. Now two years later we need to move it. It has grown about 3 feet in that time and now stands about 16 feet tall. I have a landscaper who is willing…

White spots and yellow patches on Japanese Maple

Help…My japanese maple has yellow patches and white spots all over its trunk. It was planted about 3 years old and is in full sun in my backyard in Toronto. What is it and what do i do to fix…