Peeling white oak

Hi there we have received a white oak from the Toronto tree program.It is located in our west facing garden below a huge maple tree. However I have noted peeling bark recently. I tried to spray it with soap and…

Small tree or shrub suggestion

I have a small front yard (5 feet wide) in Toronto, sun in the morning. I would like to plant a shrub or small tree that doesn’t take over the whole space but can be a point of interest and…

Norway maple

Is it possible to plant Karl forester grass as an informal hedge in an area underneath and beyond the drip line of a Norway maple? If not, is it possible to lay ground cover? If not, will anything grow under…

Bush Identifiation

Hello – this is an upright bush in the Annex – it looks a bit like some kind of magnolia but I don’t think it is. Can you help me identify please.…

Little Lime vs. Limelight Hydrangea

Hello, I have a chain link fence that runs along the side of my house. The space between my house and the fence is 12 feet wide. I would like to run a limelight hedge along the fence. In your…

Easter hydrangeas

A friend bought me an Easter Hydrangea and my question is can get be safely planted outside in the ground? I am in zone 6 kansas city mo 64152…

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…

Yews in a dry shady spot.

Hi, Last 2 years we’ve tried to plant yews beside our back deck, it’s very shady and doesn’t get tons of water, we have a rain barrel and a soaker hose. Both winters they’ve died. We’d like to plant something…