Spring Garden Tips

Canadian Hemlock

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Botanical Name

Tsuga canadensis

Hardiness

Zones 3b to 7(8)

Height

40 to 70 feet

Width

25 to 35 feet

Fruit

Small, slender cones hang from tree like ornaments

Light

Full sun to part shade (best)

Soil

Moist, well-drained, cool

Planting and Care

Transplant balled and burlap or container.

Avoid wind and drought in full sun.

Tolerant of heavy shade.

Problems

Spider mites; intolerant of salt spray, wind, pollution, heat and drought

Varieties to Consider

Sargentii - weeping habit, 15' tall by up to 30' wide

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