TSUGA heterophylla

Commonly known as Western hemlock

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

TSUGA heterophylla

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Suitable for hedging
    Pests & Diseases
    Butt rot fungus
    Place of origin
    Western North America
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
    Tolerates slightly alkaline soil
  • Tree Shape
20-40m (66-130ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6-10m (20-33ft)

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