Eastern Hemlock

Eastern Hemlock

Tsuga canadensis

Featured Plant Category: Shade Tolerant

Height: 40 - 70'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: Non-flowering

Bloom Color: Non-flowering

Soil Moisture: Medium

Soil Type: Average, medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Part shade to Full shade

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7

Other Names: Tsuga canadensis, Canadian Hemlock, Eastern Hemlock-Spruce, Spruce Pine

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Description

Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) is a large, dense, pyramidal evergreen tree that can grow between 40 and 70 feet tall. The needle-like leaves are an attractive deep green color with light green/silvery undersides, and the cones are small and delicate. It prefers part-shade to full-shade, average/medium soil moisture, and needs protection from harsh afternoon sun and drying winds. Eastern Hemlock is commonly used as a stately specimen tree, as a screen in a group planting, or shaped into a hedge. It provides cover, habitat, and food for birds and small mammals. Eastern Hemlock is a host plant for the Columbia Silkmoth, pictured above.

Please Note: This tree is not related to the poisonous herbaceous hemlock plants.


 

Additional information

Height

40 – 70'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

Non-flowering

Bloom Color

Non-flowering

Soil Moisture

Medium

Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Part shade to Full shade

Hardiness Zone

3,4,5,6,7

Other Names

Tsuga canadensis, Canadian Hemlock, Eastern Hemlock-Spruce, Spruce Pine

Shipping Information

At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Perennials can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Trees and shrubs can be shipped in bundles up to 4. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Direct Native Plants now ships via FedEx. Orders ship out Monday through Wednesday of each week, and depending on how close you are to our nursery in Maryland, shipping will take anywhere from 1-4 business days.