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Canadian Hemlock

Tsuga canadensis

A popular evergreen tree with a graceful densely branched form. Excellent for use in groups as natural screening, or plant a single specimen as a lawn or large landscape accent. Works well clipped into a lovely formal hedge. Thrives under most conditions; best if located in a site sheltered from harsh winds.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationTSOO-ga kan-a-DEN-sis
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 40 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide; larger with age.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThe graceful habit of this evergreen makes a beautiful statement in the lawn as a specimen or planted in groups as a background.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsMagnolia (Magnolia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Lilac (Syringa); Catmint (Nepeta); Weigela (Weigela); Carpet Rose (Rosa)

Thrives in well-drained, neutral to lightly acidic, humus-rich soils with ample moisture. Protect from harsh afternoon sun in hot summer regions. Apply mulch to maintain a cool root zone. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

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