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…

Black aphids on japanese maple

Hello, I’m in Toronto with a west facing garden (full afternoon sun) that has a 4ft japanese (waterfall) maple. I planted it last summer, and it came back this spring very healthy. But today, I noticed swarms of small black…

japanese maple in container

Can a small  Japanese maple grow in the large container on the balcony? I have east exposure (morning sun only) and if can, which soil can I use.…

Planting under Japanese Maples

I have a number of lily of the valley and grape hyacinths that I’m looking to transplant elsewhere in my garden. Is it ok to plant either of them at the base of my Japanese maple? If so, should I…

Growing Japanese Maples: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

  Did you know? There are many cultivars of Japanese maple, most of which grow only in Japan and surrounding areas. This gardeningguides deals with those that are hardy in North America. Acer palmatum and A. japonicum include 250 cultivars…