Bending Arborvitae

The trunk is bent half way. Still looks green. Is it ok to cut the trunk where it starts to bend? It’s about 13 years old and about 15feet tall. Please advise any other tips.…

Norfolk pine in Canada

I’ve been growing and tending to my Norfolk pine for almost 13 years, changing its soil and pots and watching it grow. It has reached the height of 10 feet and no longer fits into our house comfortably. I’ve taken…

Japanese Maple in Trouble

My Japanese maple is about 16 ft. high and spreads about 12ft. wide. It gets morning and late afternoon sun. I have never had the soil tested, but I believe it’s clay-based. The tree has grown so beautifully up until…

Weigela tree looking barren

Hi, I have a Weigela tree in my backyard that is several years old. My home is located in North York, Toronto and the tree receives full sun conditions. We have been enjoying the weigela tree’s blooms over the past…

Boxwood Leaf Miner

Hello, I know I have leaf miner affecting my pyramid boxwood. Would it be wise for me to prune off as much of the “infected” leaves now, (May 17) before the adults emerge in a few weeks and begin mating…

Hardiness of Hydrangea

Hi, I am new to Toronto. Recently I was given a Hydrangea plant full of Blue Coloured Blooms. There was no name of the type of Hydrangea [species] The plant is about 5 to 6 inches tall. I have cut…

Serviceberry cultivars

I am considering planting a serviceberry in front of a somewhat exposed window. I am trying to sort through the different varieties and cultivars. The location is almost full sun much of the day and shade in the afternoon, somewhat…

When to prune shrubs

Hello, When can I prune my Japanese lilac, weigela, and viburnum bushes? They are under a mature oak canopy and so produce a lot of long shoots from the top all summer. Also, as a result, they have become too…

Little Quick Fire hydrangea in containers

When should I prune these and when and what should I fertilize these with? They are south east facing Lake Ontario on the 8th floor terrace. They are in containers and are starting to show new growth. They also get…