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Tsuga canadensis 'Moon Frost'

Also called Moon Frost Eastern Hemlock


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More About Tsuga canadensis 'Moon Frost'

  • Dwarf, broadly rounded form
  • Soft, feathery foliage with creamy-white variegation
  • New growth emerges white, the older needles retain a hint of white
  • Blush-pink, winter colour
  • Provides a brightly coloured, focal point in shady areas
  • Low tolerance of dry or drought conditions

Interesting Notes:

Bright white, new growth is unusual and eye-catching, looking like frost on a moonlit night. Inner foliage retains its light tone giving the plant an overall, whitish appearance.

Zone:

4

Height:

80-100 cm

Spread:

80-100 cm
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Moon Frost Canadian Hemlock Growing and Maintenance Tips

To prevent foliage burn, Moon Frost hemlock plant in a location that provides shade from the hot, afternoon sun. This cultivar is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore, inner city or streetside plantings should be avoided. Protection (burlap wrap) from drying, winter winds is recommended in an exposed location.


Tsuga canadensis 'Moon Frost' Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Habit

Dwarf
Mounding

Foliage Color

White
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

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