Canadian Hemlock Seedling Plugs
(a.k.a. Eastern Hemlock)
A very popular evergreen for landscaping, Canadian Hemlock reach a height of up to 70 feet with a spread of up to 30 feet at the base. It is well suited for use as a privacy screen or a hedge [but will require aggressive pruning], and features dark green needles with gently draping branches.
The Canadian Hemlock does not handle salt very well, so avoid planting in areas which may receive a significant amount of road salt runoff. It does grow well in fairly heavy clay soils. It also withstands heavy shearing and pruning, and so can be shaped as needed without worry of any long term damage.
Note that although this species will grow as far south as Zone 7, we suggest that you provide partial shade during the first few years if planted in Zone 7, such as near more mature trees or on the north slope of a hill.
Estimated height: 3-9 inches - height does not include roots [?]
Zones 3-7 (see zone map)
Prefers full sun, but does well in partial shade
Pictures of mature Canadian Hemlock / Eastern Hemlock
These pictures are for general identification and description only. As your trees reach maturity, they may vary slightly in size, color, and general appearance.