Trees

Hemlock, Canadian Tsuga canadensis

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Zones 3 - 8
Zones 3 - 8

Hardiness Zones: 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:
The Canadian Hemlock falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info
More Info

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.