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Hemlock, Canadian Tsuga canadensis

Hemlock, Canadian - Tsuga canadensis
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This handsome and graceful evergreen is ideal for screening, groupings, and foundation plantings. May be sheared to any height or shape and likes full sun to light shade. Avoid heavy soils. Medium grower, up to 40' - 70'. Plant 2' apart for hedge (zones 3-8)

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Zones 3 - 8 Zones 3 - 8
Hardiness Zones 3 - 8
The Canadian Hemlock can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Evergreen Evergreen
Type of tree
Evergreens, Evergreen Shrubs
40' - 70' High 40' - 70' High
Mature Height
The Canadian Hemlock grows to be 40' - 70' feet in height.
25' - 35' Spread 25' - 35' Spread
Mature Spread
The Canadian Hemlock has a spread of about 25' - 35' at full maturity.
Slow to Medium Growth Slow to Medium Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This hemlock does well in full sun, partial shade, full shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Canadian Hemlock grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained soils.
Pyramidal Shape Pyramidal Shape
Shape
This hemlock has pyramidal shape.
Attributes

One of the only evergreens that tolerates full sun to full shade, though it prefers a site where it can receive both shade and sun.

Description

This handsome and graceful evergreen is ideal for screening, groupings, and foundation plantings. May be sheared to any height or shape and likes full sun to light shade. Avoid heavy soils. Medium grower, up to 40' - 70'. Plant 2' apart for hedge (zones 3-8)

Wildlife Value

The Hemlock provides excellent cover for deer and songbirds. Nesting site for several warblers. Seeds are eaten by juncos, chickadees, and siskins.