Pruning Euonymus vine

Hi. I’m in Toronto. I have a big, old enormous that grows like a vine up a front porch brick column. I gets plenty of water and sun and grows so vigorously that I’ve been pruning it twice a year.…

Pruning clematis and grape vine

I have 2 questions to ask you regarding pruning. 1. I have several clematis growing, primarily Jackmani. I usually prune around this time before frost sinks in. Is this the correct time? They grow beautifully and see solid flowers during…

Purple leaf sand cherry shrub

Hi Master Gardener, I live on the north east side of Toronto and I just bought a purple leaf sandcherry bush (prunes x cistena) during the end of season sales at a home hardware store. I hope to plant it…

Trimming large, mature white cedars

I received a quote from an arborist in the summer to trim large white cedar hedges. They are about 40 years old. Last few years we have been unable to prune them professionally, so they are overgrown. The neighbour on…

Hydrangea Link doesn’t work

Hello. You have a fantastic website! I was reading up on pruning hydrangea standards for the winter. Your site referenced a web site for additional info but the link doesn’t work. https://www.hydrangeashydrangeas.com/pruning.html Would appreciate it if you could send me…

How to promote shrubby growth in Amelanchier Alnifolia

Dear Master Gardener I recently had a Amelanchier Alnifolia planted in my garden that our tree maintenance people bought from Dutch Nurseries. I wanted this particular serviceberry because I want to achieve a kind of “grove like” look and I…

Pruning sugar maple in backyard

Is it okay to prune a sugar maple tree during its early years to try to prevent the canopy from becoming too dense as it grows?…

Cushion Spurge

I did two naughty things with my Euphorbia Cushion Spurge this year. I planted it under a Honey Locust through which there is a dappled shade (I have since discovered it should be in a more sunny locale) and I…

Pruning a Honeysuckle vine

I would like to ask you about pruning and overgrown honeysuckle bush but I live in Waterloo, not Toronto. Will you accept a query from me about this with one or two attached pictures?…