Tsuga canadensis

Eastern Hemlock

This shade-tolerant native evergreen prefers moist, well-drained soil and protection from the wind. Hemlock is a long-lived tree that can reach 900 years in age . The wood is of little commercial value but the bark was formerly used as a source of tannin for the leather industry.

Height x Width (feet): 66 x 26

Sun Requirements: Requires partial shade to full shade

Water Requirements: Normal to moist conditions

Urban Friendliness: Low