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Tsuga caroliniana /Carolina Hemlock

Tsuga caroliniana   / Tsuga caroliniana
Dense foliage of the Carolina hemlock
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Dense foliage of the Carolina hemlock

Foliage and a scattering of seed cones

Hemlock hedge

Close-up image of the foliage

Privacy hedge

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Scientific Name: Tsuga caroliniana
Common Name: Carolina 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: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: Needles radiate around the leaf stems and have a white band on the underside. This hemlock can be used as a specimen tree and in mass plantings to form privacy hedges as noted in the images above. Cannot tolerate droughty conditions.