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Tsuga canadensis

Also called Canadian Hemlock


More About Tsuga canadensis

  • Dense, pyramidal, growth habit
  • Flat sprays of lacy, short, dark green needles
  • Needles have two, white bands underneath
  • Small, short-stalked cones are tan-brown
  • Great as an individual specimen or for screening

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America.

Zone:

3

Height:

18-21 m

Spread:

8-10 m
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Eastern Hemlock Growing and Maintenance Tips

Eastern hemlock grows best in partial shade and sheltered locations to protect it from strong, drying winds and hot, afternoon sun. Intolerant of drought and should be watered regularly during prolonged, dry spells, particularly when plants are young.


Tsuga canadensis Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Habit

Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Specimen
Naturalizing

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