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Tsuga cannadensis 'Nana'

Eastern Hemlock

Produces a unique architectural shape

A low growing form of dwarf hemlock with layered branches creating a flat topped, spreading mound, rather like a ground cover juniper. It grows slowly to 45cm (18ins) in height with a spread of 90cm (3ft). The fan shaped sprays of soft, evergreen foliage are dark green with pale green highlights and tips, they often show signs of bronzing in winter. A good plant for a rock garden, bank or alongside paving; ideal for small gardens.

Where?

Plant in full sun or partial shade at the front of beds and borders. Good for raised beds, rock and gravel gardens, also pots and containers.

How?

Any well-drained fertile soil. Cover the surface of the ground around the plant with grit or gravel to avoid soil splash onto the foliage. Use a loam-based compost in pots. No pruning required.

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
Hazardous No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 15 cm
Medicinal No
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