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TSUGA heterophylla

Commonly known as Western hemlock

An elegant tree with spreading branches which will tolerate some shade
Further Reading....

TSUGA heterophylla

 
  • Evergreen
    Blunt, round-tipped, very glossy dark green leaves 0.5-2cm (¼-¾in) long, 2-ranked with a wide parting beneath
  • Height
    20-40m (66-130ft)
  • Spread
    6-10m (20-33ft)
  • Conifer
    Cracked, purple-brown bark with brownish grey shoots with long, brown hairs.Ovoid female cones are 2cm (¾in) long.
  • Tree
  • Hardy - very cold winter Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
    Provide shelter from cold winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - suitable for hedging
  • Pests & Diseases
    butt rot fungus
  • Place of origin
    western North America
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Oblong
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
    tolerates slightly alkaline soil
  • Tree Shape
    Conical
20-40m (66-130ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6-10m (20-33ft)
 

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