Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Audio Play Icon Headphones Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

The Plant Guide

Browse the Full Plant Guide

Sargent’s weeping hemlock

Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula'

SOO-gah kan-ah-DEN-sis Audio
Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula'

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

Related Plants

Related Articles

More From the Plant Guide

Winter Interest

Partial Shade

Browse the Full Plant Guide

We hope you’ve enjoyed your free articles. To keep reading, become a member today.

Get complete site access to decades of expert advice, regional content, and more, plus the print magazine.

Start your FREE trial