Tsuga canadensis

Canadian (Eastern) Hemlock

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Medium, 25-50' in 15-30years
Mature Height - 40-70' known to grow 100' or more
Mature Width - 25-35'
Longevity - Long lived: commonly 300-400 years.

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Monoecious,staminate light yellow, pistillate pale green
Fruit - Hanging cones are slender, stalked, ovoid 0.5-1" long, 0.25-0.5" broad, brown at maturity
Leaf -
Fall Color - Evergreen
Bark - 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.
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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.
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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.