Lilac tree

Hi, I live in Barrie and this lilac tree is in part sun, sandy soil conditions. It was fine for a few years but last year it looked like it was starting to die. Top part of trunk looks dead…

paperbark maple

For the past 3 years I’ve had the same problem: my 13 year old paperbark maple tree looks very healthy every spring when it leafs out. Stating in about mid June, I start to see a few brown spots on…

Serviceberry blight, Part 2

This is my second posing of a question about my Robin Hill Serviceberry (first question/answer under “Serviceberry Blight”). The leaves have indeed developed bright orange spots, and the tips of some branches and also berry clusters are starting to drop.…

Cherry Blossom Trees at Edwards Gardens

I would like to take my Mom, who has limited mobility to see the Cherry Blossom Trees at Edwards Gardens. The City of Toronto website states that there are 10 Cherry Blossom Trees. Are you able to tell me exactly…

Growing Persimmon Trees in the GTA

Is it possible to grow persimmon in the Greater Toronto Area climate?   There are nurseries in Ontario that sell Canadian persimmon trees but I don’t know if its legitimate.  I would have gotten two of them if I could get…

Okame Cherry Tree

My wife and I would love to plant a Kwanzan in our front yard but I’m more concerned with the size of the tree at full maturity overtaking a lot of space. (our lot is 40′ wide) I’ve come across…

Small ornamental tree for city backyard

I want to plant a small ornamental tree in my back garden.  I live in Toronto (Leslieville) in a small semi-detached house, my back garden is 15ft wide and 40ft long facing west backing into a lane way.  My neighbor…

Redbud vs Forest Pansy

I like the look of a forest pansy but I have heard, largely anecdotally, that the Redbud grows slightly taller (30 feet vs 20 feet) and is more hardy. I live in central Toronto so conditions may be better than…