Canadian Hemlock

Tsuga canadensis

Popular evergreen tree having a graceful appearing densely branched pyramidal form. Excellent when used for screening, groupings and accents. Trim into a lovely hedge that thrives under most conditions. Full to partial sun. Moderate-growing to 40 feet tall, 25 feet wide. Larger with age. Seed grown.
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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/Fire Wise, 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.
Key FeatureEvergreen Hedge Plant

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.

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