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These hardy trees can grow just about anywhere. They laugh at the cold, and can withstand poor soils, too!

Canadian Hemlock

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Looking for an attractive evergreen that grows just about anywhere?

The Canadian Hemlock lives up to its name- it laughs at the cold. These evergreens thrive in cold regions where other varieties can't grow.  
However, it is still able to grow in warmer climates, too. It does best in growing zones 3-8.

Canadian Hemlocks even grow in poor soil conditions. They enjoy either full sun or shade. Very cold hardy.

When planted in close proximity, these hemlocks produce a dense hedge that will not only provide plenty of privacy, but will also increase your property value!  

The small, fine textured needles are dark green on top and lighter underneath. They grow in flat, feathery layers all the way to the ground. The bark is a colorful cinnamon-red.  

Makes a great ornamental specimen. Plant near the corners of your home or near your patio. These evergreens add grace and charm to your landscape.  

A great home for wildlife! The dense, low foliage provides excellent winter cover for many birds and small, furry animals that are fun to watch.  

Growing Zones: 3-8

Mature Height: 35-45 ft.
Mature Width: 20-25 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Adaptable
Botanical Name: Tsuga canadensis
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 3-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 3-8
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It's Easy to Plant your Canadian Hemlock

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Canadian Hemlock.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Canadian Hemlock gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Canadian Hemlock again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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how fast do they grow? can I put them in a container in my house until the temp warms some to get a head start on them? I am from PA.
sally d on Nov 20, 2014
height when hemlock is full grown?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2014
How fast do these trees grow?
annapurna r on Apr 8, 2015
I have a row of 32 Canadian Hemlocks going up one side of my property as a border/privacy. They are approx. 18-20ft in height. Should I keep leaves underneath each one to protect base of trunk for winter? I live in the Pittsburgh,Pa area and our winter is calling for a "brutal" one compared to previous winters. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
m. b on Nov 9, 2014
how fast do does Canadian hemlock grow grow?
Kevin F on Apr 13, 2015
Best Answer: How many feet per yr can a canadian hemlock grow
Reply · Report · Keith M on Apr 21, 2015
Are Canadian Hemlocks vulnerable to the wooly adelgids that have ravaged the native Hemolcks in the Appalachians?
Cara B on Jan 15, 2015
do you ship grown canadian hemlock?
Janice W on Nov 16, 2014
How many feet should I leave between the hemlock trees?
Debbie C on Apr 25, 2015
How big is this tree when it arrives?
Angie G on Apr 15, 2015
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are all hemlock poisonous to animals?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: They can be poisonous if ingested by anyone out animal. The 3 dogs,2 cats, 36 chickens and Guinea hens leave the two hemlocks alone. They must know by instinct not to eat them. I love my tees. Good luck
Reply · Report · David H on Jun 4, 2014
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Hi - can this be planted within 20 feet of a black walnut? I have a semi- to mostly-shaded border that I want to plant a screen on, but it turns out there is a walnut tree not far away.
Laura M on Jun 2, 2014
Best Answer: I am sorry. The hemlock I planted is doing well but it is no where close to a Black walnut in terms of distance. I do know that Black Walnut is hard on some plants and that it can at least stunt grass
Reply · Report · John H on Jun 3, 2014
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how close to each other can I plant C. hemlocks?
Mita B on May 3, 2015
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how far apart do you plant them?
Leroy K on Apr 20, 2015
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Can this evergreen - Canadian Hem;ock be planted in full sun?
Trina S on Apr 13, 2015
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do they do well in full sun? I thought they needed shade.
Trina S on Apr 13, 2015
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Santi on Nov 26, 2014
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Can the Hemlock grow in an area where the soil is a little boggy? Right after a heavy rain there may be a little standing water for about a day and then it disappears and is just nice black soil. Beyond this area where I need to plant something that stays green all area is a protected natural area with a stream running through it and seems to be a bit marshy although there are very old and very tall Cottonwoods growing in it so it certainly is not under water all the time.
RUTHANN A on May 12, 2015
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Are these deer resistant?
Mary Ellen S on May 10, 2015
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is there a canadian hemlock that only grows to 10' tall?
Nate U on May 2, 2015
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does this tree stay green through a Canadian winter ?
Abe T on Apr 22, 2015
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How tall is this tree when it arrives?
a s on Apr 20, 2015
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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

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Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.

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