This hemlock cultivar makes a very beautiful specimen, slowly forming a 10- to 15-foot-tall and 30-foot-wide, multi-layered mound of greenery. Its horizontally speading branches are covered with smaller weeping branches clothed in short, dark green needles. It looks great growing over a rock wall, in a rock garden, or by water. Its size may be controlled by regular clipping.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsMost hemlocks are native to forests of Southeastern Asia and North America. They can tolerate a considerable amount of shade, particularly when young.
CareProvide moist, but well-drained (acidic to slightly alkaline) soil in full sun to full shade. Hemlocks are notably at risk of infestation by woolly adelgids, scale, and mites.
PropagationSow seed in a cold frame in spring.
ProblemsBotrytis (gray mold), rust, needle blights, butt rot, snow blight, weevils, mites, aphids, woolly adelgid, scale.
- Genus : Tsuga
- Plant Height : 10 to 15 feet
- Plant Width : 15 to 30 feet
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Tolerance : Frost Tolerant
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Uses : Shade
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
- Growth Rate : Slow
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Plant Type : Trees