|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.
One of the Hemlocks tolerant of city conditions, the soft look of its foliage is created by the whorled arrangement of its dark green needles on the twigs. Smaller than other Hemlocks.
Attributes - Tsuga caroliniana
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 30 ft. to 75 ft.
Width: 25 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Susceptible to Rust, Scales, Spider Mites.
Tsuga canadensis, Tsuga canadensis 'Angustifolia', Tsuga canadensis 'Beaujean', Tsuga canadensis 'Brandley', Tsuga canadensis 'Globosa Erecta', Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula', Tsuga diversifolia, Tsuga heterophylla, Tsuga mertensiana