London Plane tree

I am very interested in knowing the history of London Plane trees in Toronto and southern Ontario.  They are truly majestic with a striking contrast in bark colouring.  I believe this species is ‘native’ to Iran and points east from…

Hardy camellia

Where can I buy a hardy camellia?  I’m in Toronto, with sun & shade, and loam.…

Rose of Sharon Trees (full grown)

I had a contractor cut down about 10 Rose of Sharon full grown trees to install a window. I need to have something planted to replace them at a reasonable cost, maybe about 6′ tall. Can you recommend something and…

Renovating our Oakville city garden

Currently we have 5 overgrown trees along the back fence in our backyard. Two are Green Ash and infected, about to be removed. There is one Norway maple, and two honey locusts. I am thinking about removing them all and…

When should I prune apricot tree?

I live in Mississauga. Should I prune my apricot tree before flowering or during flowering, or when is the best time to prune the tree? Thank you very much!…

Which tree would you choose?

Hi there We just moved to a new home in Markham, Ontario. I really wanted to plant a beautiful tree in front of the house to add character also give it more of a homey feel. Any suggestions on something…

September blooms

Kindly tell me what flowers and flowering shrubs still bloom in early September in Toronto? This is research for a novel. Many thanks for your helpfulness.…

Black Walnut soft nuts

I have black walnut trees and this is the first year they have produced nuts.  However, the nuts are soft with nothing inside.  Any suggestions?    …

Need to Find the Right Tree Please

Hello! I live in a townhouse condo in Bowmanville, ON and have a small backyard space. I used to have a Manitoba Maple, that has since been removed. Now I am left with an open space and a view of…

Burnt leaves

Several of our trees have ‘burnt leaves’. It looks as if someone has put a match under them ie 1 our cornus, our tricoloured beech, a lady Di clematis, and an elm(young). Also our fringe tree,(weeping wisteria) looks like its…