Sargent's weeping hemlock Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula' Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula'Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Sargent's weeping hemlock (Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula') SOO-gah kan-ah-DEN-sis Synonyms: Tsuga canadensis f. pendula Genus: Tsuga 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 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: Provide 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. Propagation: Sow seed in a cold frame in spring. Problems: Botrytis (gray mold), rust, needle blights, butt rot, snow blight, weevils, mites, aphids, woolly adelgid, scale. Overview Height 10 ft. to 15 ft. Spread 15 ft. to 30 ft. Growth Pace Slow Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Native, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads Foliage Color Evergreen Uses Hedge, Naturalizing, Screening, Specimen Plant/Focal Point, Topiary, Waterside Style Formal Garden, Rock Garden, Shade, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Tolerance Frost Tolerant Type Trees Related Plants to Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Canada hemlock Tsuga canadensis 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 Eastern redbud Cercis canadensis and cvs. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Lily tree Magnolia denudata 'Forrest's Pink' View the discussion thread.