Canada Hemlock, Eastern Hemlock
|Among the most graceful of the coniferous, narrow-leafed, evergreen trees growing in North America, these mostly gigantic, pyramidal trees have unusually graceful foliage. Branches are horizontal or drooping. Leaves are needlelike, flattened, and narrowed at the base. Small brown cones, 1 to 1½ inches long, hang down from the branches. Best in acid soil, good rainfall, and high summer humidity. Protect from hot sun and wind. Shallow-rooted and therefore easily transplanted with a ball of soil around the roots. Can be sheared to excellent hedges. Among the finest evergreen trees for park, lawn, or specimen plantings, as well as windbreaks.
A popular screen or hedge, this broadly conical, dense tree usually has two or more trunks. 'Pendula' variety is a broad plant, 2 to 3 feet high and twice as wide. Many dwarf or pendulous varieties available.
Attributes - Tsuga canadensis
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 40 ft. to 90 ft.
Width: 40 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Alkaline Soil. Susceptible to Black Spot.
Tsuga canadensis 'Angustifolia', Tsuga canadensis 'Beaujean', Tsuga canadensis 'Brandley', Tsuga canadensis 'Globosa Erecta', Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula', Tsuga caroliniana, Tsuga diversifolia, Tsuga heterophylla, Tsuga mertensiana