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Emerald Fountain® Canadian Hemlock

Tsuga canadensis 'Monler'

An excellent choice for a low-maintenance hedge or screen. Forms a densely branched, bushy column of evergreen foliage that requires little pruning. Retains its dark green foliage color throughout winter.
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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
LoreThis tree was used as a medicinal by Native Americans within its range.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 6 to 10 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide, or larger with age.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasColumnar evergreens offer solutions for formal and winter gardens. Use as a pair to flank entry, gate or outdoor structure. Plant in a row for informal hedge or screen; can be used as a partition between garden rooms. Add to foundation planting for winter forms that remain attractive in the off season.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar, Narrow
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Rock Garden, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsLilac (Syringa); Magnolia (Magnolia); Weigela (Weigela); Carpet Rose (Rosa); Rhododendron (Rhododendron)

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 during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Prune in summer to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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