Redbud vs Forest Pansy

I like the look of a forest pansy but I have heard, largely anecdotally, that the Redbud grows slightly taller (30 feet vs 20 feet) and is more hardy. I live in central Toronto so conditions may be better than…

Eastern Redbud or other flowering tree?

Hello! I am on the landscaping committee for a condo in downtown Toronto, and the Board is looking into planting 2 – 3 ornamental trees as part of a rejuvenation project. They have considered flowering cherries to start, but I…

Redbud Forest Pansy Leaf Colour

We planted a new redbud forest pansy and the red leaves turned dark green in summer. Can’t remember that happening with our old redbud. Is this common? The soil is triple mix and clay and the exposure is on the…

Non Flowering Forest Pansy Redbud

Last year I planted a forest pansy redbud.  About five foot specimen.  It never flowered this spring.  I saw the buds on the tree, but they seemed to fall off rather than open.  The tree is now leafing out. Why…

Scale on Eastern Redbud

Hello. I live in London, Ontario and have an approximately 14 year old Eastern Redbud that has developed scales this season. They seem very abundant on one side of the tree and I’m guessing if it goes untreated it will…

transplanting tree

Is it possible to transplant a cercis canadensis that is about 5 feet tall – successfully? Would it survive in Ottawa? – zone 4…

Winter Damage – Eastern Redbud

My beloved Redbud has no buds = no flowers.  I have heard that the buds emerge in September and were probably killed by the harsh winter, and also that the leaves will probably follow.  I have done a careful thumb-scrape…

Small Canadian Maple trees

We recently visited Toronto from England (16 – 24 May 2013) and thought how beautiful the city looked with all the Spring trees. Many shady front gardens had a delicate Acer type smallish tree with pinkish red leaves and a…