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Tsuga canadensis /Canadian Hemlock

Tsuga canadensis   / Tsuga canadensis
Mature tree in Hyde Park, NY
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Mature tree in Hyde Park, NY

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New foliage in spring

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Clipped hedge

Clipped hedge

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Scientific Name: Tsuga canadensis
Common Name: Canadian Hemlock
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: May not grow well in warmer sections of zone 7 as it has very low heat tolerance and typically grows best on northern and eastern slopes. Has a pyramidal form with pendulous branches. Used as lawn tree, for screening and hedging, in small groupings and as a specimen plant.