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Cannot be shipped to ME,MI,NH,OH,VT due to Hemlock Wooly Adelgid quarantine
Eastern hemlock, Tsuga canadensis, is a graceful, relatively fast-growing evergreen conifer. It is native to a wide ranging area, from New England and Maritime Canada west to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Indiana, and south to Alabama and Georgia. Though plagued by Hemlock Wooly Adelgid, this tree is worth growing for its beautiful, graceful form. Adaptable, growing well in clay, sand, and neutral soils.
Eastern hemlock has an excellent form, a slightly soft, weeping look with a deep green cast. Needles form two ranks along the twigs, and have two lighter bands underneath similar to firs. Eastern hemlock is typically a 50-75 foot tall tree with a narrow form in the landscape, while in excellent forest conditions trees can be as much as 150 feet tall. Light brown cones are produced at the ends of twigs in the upper crown in profusion, and are typically around 1 inch long. A cool-climate tree, Hemlock is typically found on slopes and coves with a moist Northern or Eastern aspect. Eastern hemlock performs poorly in hot, dry exposed conditions, though grows very well in full sun in the North.
Plant hemlock on good, moist well-drained soil in full sun to part shade - Eastern hemlock mixes very well with oaks, sugar maple, yellow buckeye, fraser magnolia, rosebay rhododendron, and maple-leaf viburnum. Note in areas with woolly adelgid, treatment of the trees may be necessary.
Our Indiana seed comes from some of the healthiest, largest trees in the Indianapolis area, so should be widely adaptable to heat, humidity and urban conditions.
The Michigan strain is from a slightly farther Northern source, offering better climate tolerance at higher lattitutes.
These 3.25 inch plugs (Rootmaker 18-cell) average 4-8 inches tall, with 1/8-1/4 inch caliper.
|Common Name:||Eastern Hemlock|
|Botanical Name:||Tsuga canadensis|
|Availability:||Available September 2020|