Canada hemlock Tsuga canadensis http://www.baileynurseries.comPhoto/Illustration: Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Canada hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) SOO-gah kan-ah-DEN-sis Genus: Tsuga This North American native grows to 70 feet tall, with a broadly pyramidal outline. It has deeply furrowed bark, small, oval cones, and slightly drooping branchlets with finely textured needles. It is suitable to a wide variety of uses, such as hedging or screening, and group or specimen plantings. It has given rise to a number of notable cultivars. Noteworthy Characteristics: Most hemlocks are native to forests of Southeastern Asia and North America. They can tolerate a considerable amount of shade, particularly when young. Care: Grow in moist, but well-drained (acidic to slightly alkaline) soil in full sun to full shade. Prune hedges in late summer or early fall. They are notably at risk of infestation by woolly adelgids, scale, and mites. Propagation: Sow seed in a cold frame in spring; root semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or early fall. Problems: Botrytis (gray mold), rust, needle blights, butt rot, snow blight, weevils, mites, aphids, woolly adelgid, scale. Overview Height Over 30 ft. Spread Over 30 ft. Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Part Shade to Full Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Interesting Bark, Native, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads Foliage Color Evergreen Uses Beds and Borders, Hedge, Naturalizing, Screening, Specimen Plant/Focal Point Style Shade, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Tolerance Frost Tolerant Type Trees Related Plants to Tsuga canadensis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Sargent's weeping hemlock Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Red maple Acer rubrum 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Eastern white pine Pinus strobus 'Fastigiata' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Red maple Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’ View the discussion thread.