Planting yew and holly

Hello, We recently moved to Montréal from Toronto and bought a house. We would like to add some green (and maybe a pop of colour) that will last year-round to the front and back, including through the winter. Here are…

Yew or Beech for Hedging?

Good morning, I want to plant a hedge under the dining room window to provide some screening (pic included): Target final height 7′ / 8′ Bed width 2′-6″ Total length 14′ Drip line for watering N exposure, top soil, 2-3…

Tree/Shrub Suggestions for Zone 4b

In a sunny, fairly dry location (rain dependent), what kind of tree would “anchor” the corner of my lot, near my sidewalk? I don’t want anything flowering (bees/insects), given the foot traffic past this location. Also the height of the…

My newly-planted yew trees are turning yellow !

About a month ago we planted a row of 6 yew trees,  in the back yard, about 12″ apart, and in a very shady area. We live in the High Park area of Toronto, which has a very sandy, oak…

Yew

I have a yew in my shade garden. Shrub was planted last spring and didn’t grow much last summer. This year it has put out a lot of new growth and still is, but the middle is turning brown and…

Oversized yew

I have a yew in front of my house that was overgrown when we bought the house, 18 years ago. We have tried to keep it under control (we keep it ’rounded’ ) but it is too large for the…

Hedging for Toronto

Greetings! We are looking at installing a privacy hedge along the perimeter or most of the perimeter. We really like manicured looking hedges and we would like to go with something like a Beech, Hornbeam or possibly Yew or Privet.…

Toxic bush?

Hi, We have some shaded bushes by our entrance way. Every fall, little red berries pop up that our children like to pick. We have no idea what type of bush it is. We recently googled it and found pics…

Hicks Yew substitute?

I have received a design from a landscaper that involves planting Hicks Yews next to the house to create an evergreen background for the plants in front. However, they are very expensive plants and she has suggested putting 4 foot…