• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing to 6 to 10 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide in 10 years.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:TSOO-ga ka-na-DEN-sis
    Plant type:Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact, Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing to 6 to 10 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide in 10 years.
    Foliage color:Chartreuse
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasExcellent for screening, groupings or as a stately accent.
    Companion PlantsLilac (Syringa); Magnolia (Magnolia); Weigela (Weigela); Carpet Rose (Rosa); Rhododendron (Rhododendron)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average, well-drained soils. Sun tolerant in cool northern climates. Best if sheltered from strong drying winds and harsh afternoon sun. Provide a thick layer of mulch. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This Tsuga canadensis cultivar was discovered in Dayton Oregon by Monrovia Craftsman and conifer grower Ron Kinney as a branch sport on another newer Monrovia introduction, the dwarf hemlock Golden Duchess™ (Tsuga canadensis 'MonKinn' P.P.A.F). Golden Duke™ (Tsuga canadensis 'MonJers' P.P.A.F.) was selected for its exceptional form, growth habit, foliage color and sun tolerance.