Canadian Hemlock

(Tsuga canadensis)

Canadian hemlock

An ornamental and graceful conifer. with feathery foliage and attractive shape.  Can be used as a specimen tree, in groves or as a privacy hedge.  Also use as a screen for displaying flowers and fall color.
Hardy, fast growing and very shade tolerant.

Ornamental features:

  • Soft feathery needles.
  • Displays a distinctive weeping habit when young.
  • Tolerant of heavy shearing and pruning.

Wildlife value:

  • Provides important dense summer and winter cover.
  • Preferred nest site of many bird species.

Horticulture profile:

  • Zone 3 to 7.
  • Grows 60 to 80 ft Tall x 25 to 35 ft Wide.
  • Moderate to fast growth rate 12 to 18” per year
  • Long lived reaching 200 to 450 years
  • Prefers cool moist sites with fertile soils.
  • Adaptable to pH and soil conditions. 
  • Very shade tolerant
  • Native from Nova Scotia west to Wisconsin south to Delaware and in mountains to Georgia