Species: Tsuga canadensis
Canadian Hemlock, Eastern Hemlock
Found on Course Walks
Map of plant locations
Many cultivars exist for this native species. Select has focused on size, variegation, and weeping character. Below is a selection of cultivars that are representative of the varieties this species has to offer.'Abbott's Pygmy', 'Albospica', 'Ashfield Weeper', 'Aurea Compacta', 'Bacon Cristate', 'Betty Rose', 'Cole's Prostrate', 'Curly', 'Dawsoniana', 'Forest Fountain', 'Gentsch White', 'Gentsch White', 'Golden Splendor', 'Hornbeck', 'Horsford', 'Horsford Contorted', 'Jeddeloh', 'Minuta', 'Pygmaea', 'Sargentii', 'Watnong Star'
Tree > 30 feet
40' - 70'
pyramidal; pendulous with age
Full sun, Part shade, Shade
Can tolerate acid to alkaline soil (pH 5.0 to 8.0)
Best growth in light shade; will tolerate full sun or full shade. Not wind or drought tolerant. Somewhat tolerant of calcareous soils
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil; Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below
Hemlock woolly adelgid in many parts of the Eastern US kills trees within three or four years if left uncontrolled.
Bare Root Transplanting
native to eastern North America; transplant B & B in spring or fall
Moisture Tolerance Graphic
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