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Tsuga canadensis/Canadian or Eastern Hemlock

Tsuga canadensis / Tsuga canadensis
Draping foliage of a weeping hemlock
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Draping foliage of a weeping hemlock

Pyramidal form of a hemlock

Close-up image of needle foliage


Clipped hedge

Hemlock hedge

Clipped planting to form a hedge


Beautiful waxy foliage

Evergreen foliage

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Scientific Name: Tsuga canadensis
Common Name: Canadian or Eastern Hemlock
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: This hemlock has needles that are spirally ranked and in bundles of two. On the underside of the needles there is a cream colored band down the center. The hemlock can be used as a specimen tree or as a privacy screen when planted close together. This confier cannot tolerate hot, humid conditions.