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Western Hemlock
Scientific Name: Tsuga heterophylla (Raf.) Sarg.
Synonym: Abies heterophylla
Family: Pinaceae
Western Hemlock (Tsuga  heterophylla)
Tsuga heterophylla, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, courtesy of the Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-7,14-17
USDA: 5-8

Frost Tolerance: Trees from the coastal areas are only hardy to zone 7

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

Origin: Western North America, mostly on coastal mountain ranges, from southern Alaska to Oregon

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, up to 200 feet in height, in the wild (60 m), or more; dark green leaves, 0.4 to 0.8 inch long (1-2 cm), mostly 2-ranked, 2 conspicuous stomata bands on the leaf undersides

Watering Needs: Moderate to abundant water

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

Western hemlock is the state tree of Washington State.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
Ovoid cone, 0.6 to 1 inch long (1.5-2.5 cm).

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