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Sargent’s weeping hemlock

Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula'

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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

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