Canadian hemlock or eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Canadian hemlock or eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Cultivars:
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3b
Mature Height Mature Height
Mature Spread Mature Spread
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
All
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
None
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Insignificant
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
Yes
Native to WI Native to WI
Yes
Additional Information Additional Information
usually a large, evergreen tree, but these cultivars are smaller; graceful form with pendulous branch tips; fine textured, soft, flattened, glossy, dark green small needles; small, slender, persistent cones; full sun,partial shade, to shade; needs protection from winter sun and winter winds as is prone to winterburn; requires an organic, rich, cool, loamy to sandy-loam soil high in organic matter, slightly acidic to neutral pH; intolerant to poorly drained, compacted, heavy clay soil; prefers moist, well-drained soil; intolerant to drought, road salt, air pollution, or heat; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 3b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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