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

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Canadian Hemlock

Northern Evergreen & Windbreak Trees

Height:

The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

1-2 ft.
Ships:
Jan 15th, 2015
List: $31.45
Sale: $21.07
6 at $20.02 each
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Planting Mix for Hemlock Trees
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.


Soil Contents
$14.65
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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant
$31.45
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Canadian Hemlock
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

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 need nutrition.

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


DIEHARD Transplant
$9.40
Sale: $6.30
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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 generally recommended for zones: 3-8
(blue area above)

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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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height when hemlock is full grown?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2014
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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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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ 28% of order total

Will my 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.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

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

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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.