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Hemlock
Tsuga

 


Description:
An evergreen tree or shrub with soft, graceful foliage making it one of the most beautiful conifers.

 
Common Name: Hemlock
Botanical Name: Tsuga canadensis
Type: Evergreen Tree, Pyramidal
Soil Preference: Acidic, well-drained
Light Requirements: Sun, Partial Shade
Attributes: Soft and gracefully pyramidal in youth with tapering trunk becoming pendulously pyramidal with age.  An excellent subject for moist, well drained acidic soils, rock or sandy soils. 
Pests: Scale, Weevil, Mite.  Insects increase in number on plants fertilized with too much nitrogen.  Consider applying a labeled pesticide before applying nitrogen fertilizer. 
Diseases: Root Rot, Canker.
Care: Plant in sheltered locations, avoid windswept sites and polluted conditions.  Use peat moss and Ironite when planting.  Fertilize with Holly-tone April 1st, May 20th, July 4th, August 15th & October 30th.  Prune out dead branches and maintain tree health to prevent insect infestation.  Do not let these plants dry out!!   Keep granular fertilizers off foliage and away from stems and trunks.  Use 1/2 the recommended rate of fertilizer for new plantings.

Planting Instructions: Trees & Shrubs

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Tsuga canadensis
Canadian Hemlock
zones 4a-7a
 
Description:  Soft and gracefully pyramidal in youth with tapering trunk becoming pendulously pyramidal with age, one of the most beautiful conifers.  An excellent subject for moist, well-drained acidic soils, rock or sandy soils.  Does not tolerate wind or drought, plant in sheltered locations, avoid windswept sites and polluted conditions.  All are Ohio grown.  Use peat moss and Ironite when planting.  Holly-tone is an excellent fertilizer.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 50'
Spread: 25-35'


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Tsuga canadensis 'Fastigiata'
Fastigiate Canadian Hemlock
zones 4a-7a
 
Description:  An evergreen conifer with ascending branches and an upright, narrow columnar form. Foliage is dark green. Prefers sun/partial shade in well-drained soil. The mature height and spread shown below is based on size over a 10 year period only.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 5-6'
Spread: 2'


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Tsuga canadensis 'Gentsch White'
Canadian Hemlock
zones 4a-7a
 
Description:  Compact and low growing.  Cream coloring on top.  May burn during a hot, dry summer.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green & white variegated
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 3-4'


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Tsuga canadensis 'Jeddeloh'
Canadian Hemlock
zones 4a-7a
 
Description:  Dark green body with cream colored tips. A spreading form.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green & white variegated
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 4-6'


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Tsuga canadensis 'Jervis'
Jervis Miniature Canadian Hemlock
zones 4-7
 
Description: A slow growing specimen with a densely branched, broad pyramidal form with slight irregularity.  Jervis also exhibits a distinct erect and extremely stiff appearance. The dark foliage shows off prominent buds.  Slow growing.  Ideal as a bonsai specimen. 
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 2-3' (10 years)
Spread: 3-5'


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Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula'
Canadian Hemlock
zones 4a-7a
 
Description:  A graceful weeping habit.  Slow growing.  
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 5-8' (5' in 10 years)
Spread: 6-7'


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Tsuga canadensis 'Slenderella'
Dwarf Canadian Hemlock
zones 4-7
 
Description:  The tall, narrow habit with long slender branches are clothed with short needles borne on slender “whipcord” branches, providing graceful presence in the garden. It makes an excellent backdrop or screening plant for limited spaces, especially in the shade garden.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8' (10 years)
Spread: 4'


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Tsuga diversifolia 'Minikin'
Minikin Dwarf Japanese Hemlock
zones 4-7
 
Description:  Small, wide, green blunt-tip needles sit at different angles along reddish brown shoots occasionally exposing their silvery undersides to give Minikin a special sparkle. Slow growing and globe shaped when young, it will become more vigorous and oval shaped.
Bloom Color: n/a
Bloom Time: n/a
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-5' (Very slow grower - just 3-6"/year)
Spread: 3-4'
 

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