Scientific Name: Tsuga heterophylla
Common Name: western hemlock
Family Name: Pinaceae
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: > 30m x 15 - 25m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Forestry, Hedge row, Reclamation, Sheared hedge, Specimen plant, Tall background
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Needle-like, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Lustrous, Linear, Entire, Serrulate
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Brown, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Tree top leader 'nods' and droops to one side; twigs yellow-brown, finely pubescent; needles mostly appearing 2-ranked, flat, linear, most 5-20mm long x 1-2mm wide; apex rounded, margins minutely dentate; undersides with 2 white broad stomatal lines; seed cones ovoid, most 1.5-2.5cm long x 1-2.5cm wide. <a href ='' target='_blank'></a>