Canadian Hemlock

Reg: $69.90
Save: $34.95  (50%)
Ships April 5th, 2016

1. Bare Root

Bare Root
  • 2-3 ft.
  • Shipped to you Bare-Root

    The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees...

    Bare-root trees are grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

    Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

    If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing.

    Selling bare-root trees allows us to offer you a higher quality product at a lower price.

2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Planting Mix
Canadian Hemlock Planting Mix

Helps your Canadian Hemlock get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Starter Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

DIEHARD Transplant

Growing Zones: 3-8

Growing Zones 3-8 This plant is recommended for zones: 3-8
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

35-45 ft.

Mature Width:

20-25 ft.


Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Tsuga canadensis

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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.

Customer Reviews

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Very nice tree
Showed up promptly. Started to grow almost immediately.
October 6, 2015
9 months ago
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Growth Rate
dead on arrival
unfortunately 6 of 6 died. was reimbursed for four of them so that is a plus. bought two 4 foot thuja green giants and they are doing really well. really wanted the hemlocks but it didn't work out.
October 6, 2015
10 months ago
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no luck!
The trees arrived, looking very good indeed, but within a month they were both dead. Perhaps the time of year we planted was not correct.
Tayloe & Jeff
October 12, 2015
11 months ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Canadian Hemlock

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Emerald Green Thuja.

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 Emerald Green Thuja 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 Emerald Green Thuja again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Good screen for shady areas
Robert C on Dec 19, 2015
Can't find them locally. I have a perfect yard area wth lots of moosture as well as dappled shade from larger surrounding trees. Perfect for a hemlock!
Cheryl K on Oct 11, 2015
Good screen for shady areas
Robert C on Dec 19, 2015
Beautiful and graceful tree for a Zone 7.
Patricia S on Nov 25, 2015
Can't find them locally. I have a perfect yard area wth lots of moosture as well as dappled shade from larger surrounding trees. Perfect for a hemlock!
Cheryl K on Oct 11, 2015
Beautiful and graceful tree for a Zone 7.
Patricia S on Nov 25, 2015
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
How fast do these trees grow?
annapurna r on Apr 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 1-2 feet per year.
height when hemlock is full grown?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2014
how fast do does Canadian hemlock grow grow?
Kevin F on Apr 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 1-2 feet per year.
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
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
BEST ANSWER: The tallest tree that we ship is a 6-7 foot.
How big is this tree when it arrives?
Angie G on Apr 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We have it in a 2-3 foot
How many feet should I leave between the hemlock trees?
Debbie C on Apr 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can plant these about 10 ft apart.
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
Can this evergreen - Canadian Hem;ock be planted in full sun?
Trina S on Apr 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can be planted in full sun.
how close to each other can I plant C. hemlocks?
Mita B on May 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can plant these about 10 ft apart.
how far apart do you plant them?
Leroy K on Apr 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Plant them 5-10 foot apart if creating a privacy hedge.
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
are there any healing prperties in this plant?
rosie on Sep 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Canadian Hemlock produces a therapeutic essential oil, Tsuga.
do they do well in full sun? I thought they needed shade.
Trina S on Apr 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They can be grown in full sun or partial and full shade.
do these tolerate wet/swampy areas?
Greg L on Dec 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No they do not like the wet/swampy areas unless they have adapted to the swamp areas.
Is the Canadian Hemlock deer resistant?
Kathy on Sep 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These trees are occasionally severely damaged.
Does Wooly Adelgeid attack Canadian Hemlock like it does (and kills) Eastern Hemlock?
Paula F on Sep 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Paula, As of yet, yes these Hemlocks show no signs of disease and it has been 2 years.

Shipping Details

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Will trees and shrubs look like the photographs?

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.

Bare Root Trees?

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.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You!

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

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.