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Eastern Hemlock, Canada Hemlock
Scientific Name: Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr.
Synonym:
Family: Pinaceae
Eastern Hemlock, Canada Hemlock (Tsuga  canadensis)
Tsuga canadensis, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 1: 62.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-7,14-17
USDA: 3-7

Sun Exposure: Part shade to shade, tolerates full sun when older

Origin: Eastern North America, from Ontario and Nova Scotia to Indiana and Kentucky

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree or shrub, reaches 60 to 70 feet in height, in the wild (18-21 m), or more, but is also found as 3 feet tall (90 cm) shrub (T. canadensis fa. parvula); dark green leaves, 0.5 inch long (12 mm), blunt tip, 2 lines of stomatas on the leaf undersides

Watering Needs: Moderate to abundant water

Propagation: Seeds, seedlings don't tolerate full sun light until established


Tsuga canadensis, Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1995. Northeast wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. Northeast National Technical Center, Chester, PA. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
Ovoid cone, 0.8 inch long (2 cm).


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