40 - 70'
Average, medium, well-drained.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Full shade, Part shade
Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) is a large, dense, pyramidal evergreen tree that can grow between 40 and 70 feet tall. The needle-like leaves are an attractive deep green color with light green/silvery undersides, and the cones are small and delicate. It prefers part-shade to full-shade, average/medium soil moisture, and needs protection from harsh afternoon sun and drying winds. Eastern Hemlock is commonly used as a stately specimen tree, as a screen in a group planting, or shaped into a hedge. It provides cover, habitat, and food for birds and small mammals. Eastern Hemlock is a host plant for the Columbia Silkmoth, pictured above.
Please Note: This tree is not related to the poisonous herbaceous hemlock plants.
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.
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