Tsuga heterophylla

Western 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.
Tsuga heterophylla, Western Hemlock
The tallest Hemlock, this conical conifer has drooping branchlets and fine-textured foliage. Pale green cones ripen to brown. Will not grow well in the eastern United States without the moist atmosphere of Western mountain slopes.

Attributes - Tsuga heterophylla

Plant Type: Tree

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 70 ft. to 100 ft.

Width: 40 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Susceptible to Rust, Scales, Spider Mites.

Related Plants

Tsuga canadensis, Tsuga canadensis 'Angustifolia', Tsuga canadensis 'Beaujean', Tsuga canadensis 'Brandley', Tsuga canadensis 'Globosa Erecta', Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula', Tsuga caroliniana, Tsuga diversifolia, Tsuga mertensiana
 
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