Magnolia recommendations

Hello. After 30 years, my mother’s Star magnolia has died and we would like to get her another one. She would like the same kind, but in case we have trouble finding it, are there others you can recommend, suitable…

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon It’s been neglected for a few years. I have some areas where I don’t see leaves coming up it’s unruly I would love to send you a picture. Sun in the morning and then shade the rest…

Mountain Laurel

I saw a number of different varieties of Mountain Laurel ( Kalmia Latifolia) in bloom in Boston last June. Are there specific varietals that you would recommend for Toronto.…

No life on Bobo Panicle Hydrangea

I am wondering if my Bobo Panicle Hydrangea is still alive, I do not see any green buds on the stems at all (May 5th 2020) I planted this Bobo last summer. How do I know if it is alive…

Black Tulip Magnolia

My black tulip magnolia has some damage to its trunk. How can I repair this? The bark is stripped to the bare trunk – about nine inches and there is a crack in the trunk. I do not want to…

Lilac standard

I have a lilac on a standard in a flower bed… likely 10- 15 years old and I prune it back every year to about the same size. Problem is several of the main branches from the graft on one…

Espalier – Plum

Hi – I live in Cobourg, about 2 blocks from Lake Ontario. Zone 5 I think. The planting location will be against a garage wall with a southern exposure. My questions are: 1. What are the hardiest varieties? 2. Are…

Major trim to cedar hedge

Hi, We live in Swansea (south of Bloor and Jane toward the lake). Our house faces south (toward the lake). We moved in 11 years ago and inherited a too-tall (about 2 metres tall) box (?) cedar hedge that runs…

Best Trees to Plant In Prince Edward County Ontario

Hi Wondering if you can provide some advice. We own 1 to 2 acres of land in PEC. On the property border there are trees mainly juniper type trees on the east, north and west parts of the property. In…