Canadian (Eastern) Hemlock
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Medium, 25-50' in 15-30yearsMature Height - 40-70' known to grow 100' or moreMature Width - 25-35'Longevity - Long lived: commonly 300-400 years.
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Monoecious,staminate light yellow, pistillate pale greenFruit - Hanging cones are slender, stalked, ovoid 0.5-1" long, 0.25-0.5" broad, brown at maturityLeaf - Fall Color - EvergreenBark - Brown flaky and scaly on young trees, heavily and deeply furrowed on old trees.Other Features - Not recommended for city conditions.An extremely graceful evergreen hedge, excellent in screenings and groupings, accent plant and foundation planting.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Transplants well, excellent for moist well drained acid soils, rocky bluffs and sandy soil. Tolerates shade buts does not tolerate wind and drought. Zones 3b-7.Native Habitat - Diseases and Insects - Drought injury in prolonged periods of dryness, may die. Leaf blight, cankers, spider mites and many more. Woolly adelgid is the most significant liability.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Hemlock.- Other plants of the family Pinaceae.- Other plants of the genus Tsuga.- Other plants of the species Tsuga canadensis.