- BOTANICAL NAME: Tsuga canadensis
- PRONUNCIATION: Su-ga can-a-DEN-sis
- COMMON NAME: Canadian Hemlock
- FAMILY: Pinaceae
Nova Scotia to Georgia, but the farther south you travel the higher in the mountains you will find them.
- GROWTH HABIT:
- 40-70’ (90’)
- HARDINESS: Zone 3 - 7.
- SUCCESSIONAL STATUS: Climax
- FACULTATIVE STATUS: Facultative Upland
- LANDSCAPE USE: This is a beautiful specimen and grows well in the right conditions, can be used for screening and shady areas.
- Evergreen; Almost always 2-ranked, linear and pointed, attached by a petiole which can be an ID
- BUDS: Non-showy, very small, ovoid, and slightly hairy.
- BARK: Gray deeply furrowed bark, appears nearly reddish purple underneath.
- FRUIT: Small ovoid cone with a stalk.
- PESTS: Adelgid, leaf rust, cankers, blister rust