Bamboo Hedge

Hi, good afternoon. My company has an ongoing project to build a new house in Toronto and my client requested a special hedge. He wants Mature Bamboo tree, if possible higher than 10′ foot tall for a linear hedge of…

Cedar tree maintenance

Hello, I have recently purchased a house in Toronto with a small backyard. In 3 corners of the backyard leaning against the fence are 3 tall mature cedars (about 2 stories tall – they go higher than my second floor…

Timing for planting Magnolia tree

Hi, I have a spot in my garden where I would like to plant a saucer hybrid magnolia. Is it OK to plant now in the fall, or am I better off waiting until Spring?…

Japanese maple problem

My midtown Toronto mature Japanese maple has shrivelled crisp leaves. All of the leaves! Everything else in my flower garden is fine, so it seems the watering system must be working. I was away for 3 weeks and came home…

Magnolias — a tree with mysterious fruit

Would love to know what tree/fruit this is that I found in Edward gardens botanical gardens. I will attach a picture of the fruit. It smells absolutely delicious and like a concoction of many other fruits!…

Serviceberry

I have 3 clumps of serviceberries with about 4 mature stems each spaced about 10 feet/3 m apart. They are about 15 feet/5 m high and only have foliage on the top third of the bushes. I would like 10…

Planning for the death of my front yard tree

I have a large, 100 ft+, Norway Maple, in my front yard, which is reaching its life expectancy. My street runs south and I am on the west side of the street. I want to plan ahead and plant another…

Boxwood and pruning other flowers, trees and shrubs

I would like to know if there us a basic schedule to follow for  pruning the following: Hydrangea (limelight and annabelle), Weigela, Hosta, Rose of Sharon, Hicks Yew and Perennial flowers? All in fall or spring.  Trying to streamline. I…