Tsuga heterophylla - leaves and arching branches

Tsuga heterophylla

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(Western Hemlock) Native to the parts of Western North America, this is a large, vigorous and handsome evergreen tree with elegant arching branches.

An impressive evergreen specimen tree once established.

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  • 7.5L pot (3 - 4 years old, 125 - 150 cm tall)

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A large, vigorous and handsome evergreen tree, Tsuga heterophylla is native to the parts of Western North America. The leaves are dark green in colour, up to approx 2 cm long with 2 greyish-white  bands on the underside. Established trees develop small cones.

A superb elegant woodland tree which is upright and conical initially developing arching branches once established.

  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Prefers damp/moist, fertile soil but will not tolerate water logging.
  • Hardiness: Hardy but prefers shelter from strong winds.
  • Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
  • Habit: Tsuga heterophylla will usually grow to be a medium sized to large tree once mature.
    • Height: 15 m - 20 m (50 - 65 ft) or possibly larger in shelterd mild areas.
    • Spread: up to 8 - 10 m (26 - 32 ft).
How Much Sun
Full Sun
Eventual Size
Tree - Large (15m+), Tree - Medium (8m - 15m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Acid, Soil: Damp/Wet
Special Features
Evergreen, Screening/Hedge, Habit - Architectural
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