Tsuga mertensiana

Mountain 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 mertensiana, Mountain Hemlock
This graceful mountain tree grows best in cool slope conditions with high organic matter in the soil. It has attractive, silvery blue-green foliage on drooping branches and cones up to 3 inches long.

Attributes - Tsuga mertensiana

Plant Type: Tree

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 20 ft. to 90 ft.

Width: 30 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Container Plants, Low Maintenance.

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