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Tsuga canadensis Jeddeloh

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Eastern Hemlock

Produces a unique architectural shape

A charming conifer that makes a graceful, arching mound of pale green leaves on slender twigs. Slow growing but very distinctive.

Where?

This low growing conifer will spread to make good ground cover so give it room in the middle of a sunny border or as a specimen in a lawn.

How?

Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - homemade garden compost or well rotted manure is fine for this. Water occasionally in dry weather until established.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Conifer
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 30 cm - 45 cm
Plant width 80 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 15 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Rock garden, Gravel garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From January to December