Scientific Name: Tsuga canadensis Form: Mounded, Pyramidal - narrowly
Common Name:Canada hemlock, eastern hemlockTexture:Fine
Family Name:PinaceaeHabit: Arching, Pendulous
Plant Type: Conifer Mature Size (ht. X w.):10 - 15m x 7 - 10m
Origin: Europe, Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Needle-like, Spiraled, Leathery, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Brown, Green-yellow, Apr- May
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant
Key ID Features:Needles flat, linear, dark green, on slender stocks, shortest of the hemlocks (<15 mm long); female cones on short stalk and also small (<2 cm long). Seedling ID: short flat needles with two parallel stomatal bands on lower surface; needles on stem about 5 mm longer than on older plants (up to 2 cm long).