Zones 3 - 8
Zones 3 - 8
The Canadian Hemlock can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.
Type of tree:
The Canadian Hemlock falls into the following type(s): Evergreens, Evergreen Shrubs
40' - 70' High
The Canadian Hemlock grows to be 40' - 70' feet in height.
25' - 35' Spread
The Canadian Hemlock has a spread of about 25' - 35' at full maturity.
Slow to Medium Growth
This hemlock does well in full sun, partial shade, full shade.
The Canadian Hemlock grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained soils.
This hemlock has pyramidal shape.
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.
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)
The Hemlock provides excellent cover for deer and songbirds. Nesting site for several warblers. Seeds are eaten by juncos, chickadees, and siskins.