Yews

I am writing to clarify my ongoing confusion re yews. I am wanting to plant a hedge around my stone patio but want to be able to maintain this hedge no higher than 3 feet and 2 feet wide. When…

Hinoki falsecypress Spiralis – 4 foot bed

Hello, We have a very long and narrow bed that we are starting to plant this spring. We have purchase a Hinoki Falsecypress Spiralis but I am worried the bed is too narrow for the roots to grow. On one…

Oddly browning emerald cedars

This tree was planted last summer prior to us taking possession of the house. We watered it a lot until we put the hose away for the winter. A bunch of other trees had similar symptoms, where specific branches would…

Potential Fungus growth on backyard evergreen

Hello, I hope this email finds you well and you are staying health. Last summer I trimmed a few lower branches of my evergreen tree. It seems that there is a fungus infection at those cuttings and I was wondering…

Backyard privacy

Our West facing back garden now looks into two modern houses with such enormous windows we can see straight through the houses. An 18 to 20 ft. Cedar hedge was replaced with an 8 ft wooden fence. I would like…

4 season balcony garden

My Regent Park condo is on the 21st floor, west facing so has strong afternoon sun. I would like to plant evergreens in containers so it looks a little less gloomy next winter. What suggestions do you have for types…

Fast-growing Tall Evergreen Trees

Hi, I’m planning to plant an evergreen hedge along a tall wall to block some unwanted view from behind the wall. I need trees that can grow 15-20 metres tall and stay as narrow as possible (no more than 3…

White spruce or black spruce?

Hi, I enquired about white spruce a few days ago. However, I based on the answer I got I suspect whether I got the name of the tree wrong. An arborist told me these trees in my neighbor’s backyard are…

White spruce

Hi, I’m hoping to plant 3-4 white spruce trees in my backyard to form a tall privacy hedge, because they grow tall enough (20m) but stay relatively narrow, and are evergreen therefore very low maintenance. My question is: how far…

A fast growing evergreen

I live in Toronto and want more privacy. I like to plant a fast growing evergreen ( with in the beginning a small root ) between a pool and a yew hedge. Half sun/half shade and clay / wet soil.…