Scientific Name: Tsuga heterophylla Form: Pyramidal - widely
Common Name:western hemlock Texture:Fine
Family Name:PinaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Conifer Mature Size (ht. X w.):> 30m x 15 - 25m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Needle-like, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Lustrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Brown, Apr- Mar
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil: Acidic, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Forestry, Hedge row, Reclamation, Sheared hedge, Specimen plant, Tall background
Key ID Features:Tree-top 'nods' and droops to one side; needles flat most <15 mm long; with 2 white stomatal lines on underside; cones <2 cm, abundant; seedlings w. 3-6 cotyledons.