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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
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - suitable for hedging
  • Pests & Diseases - butt rot fungus
  • Place of origin - western North America
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • 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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