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Canadian Hemlock

Tsuga canadensis

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Growing Zones: 3-8
(hardy down to -30℉)



Growing Zones 3-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

35-45 ft.

Mature Width:

20-25 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Spacing:

15-20 ft.

Growth Rate:

Slow

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Tsuga canadensis

Does Not Ship To:

AZ



Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
 

Fast Growing Evergreen Privacy Trees

Attractive Evergreen that Grows Just About Anywhere
The Canadian Hemlocks are not limited to hot or cold climates. These cold hardy trees will thrive in cold regions where other varieties typically can't grow, and also manages the heat with ease in warmer climates. These do best in growing zones 3-8, and will even grow in poor soil conditions.  While most evergreens prefer full sun, this one will grow in the shade, actually preferring a shady spot when temperatures rise in the summer.

Beautiful, Strong, Tall
These fast-growing Hemlocks will reach up to 25 ft. tall quickly.  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. You'll find small pinecones all over this tree.  If you're a bird-watcher or enjoy watching the small furry animals go about their day, then you'll love this tree!  They attract all types of wildlife, especially in the winter as they seek cover from snow and cold temperatures. 


Create a Dense Privacy Screen
When planted in close proximity, these hemlocks produce a dense hedge that will provide plenty of privacy, Create your own private oasis blocking out views from neighbors and traffic.  These trees grow together forming a wall that also shields you from noise - as well as high winds.  This is a preferred choice for areas that need a windscreen.  The whispy foliage is surprisingly sturdy and can withstand high gusts of wind with no problem.  If you don't have a lot of space or need for a screen, add just one to your landscape as an ornamental specimen. Plant it in the center of your yard, or, purchase two and place near the corners of your home - or on both sides of your entrance door.  No matter where they're placed, they're sure to add charm to your exterior.

Increase Your Property Value
Home buyers want well-established trees on their property, not just for aesthetic purposes, but also, they help keep electricity bills low in the hot summer months. These grandiose trees will provide ample shade all summer long. Planted closes to your home, you'll see a considerable drop in temperatures thanks to the immense cast of shade.

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It doesn't take long for these trees to reach great heights and widths. You'll have a few feet of growth by the following year.  Order today and we'll ship it out tomorrow.  


Beware of Bare-Root... It may be tempting to purchase a bare-root tree or shrub because it is less expensive than one with a full root system intact. The price is lower on bare-roots because they're cheaper to ship. You're very likely to receive a plant that is damaged because the delicate root system was exposed and the plant is starved of vital nutrients needed to survive. This will cause slower growth for your tree and will be more susceptible to disease.




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Customer Reviews

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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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
6
Very nice tree
Showed up promptly. Started to grow almost immediately.
October 6, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
5
Beautiful tree
I've had my hemlock planted for two years now and I just had to come write a review. I love this tree. It's beautiful and so fast growing. I have ordered loads of shrubs and trees from fast growing and they always arrive in great condition.
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Added Oct 28, 2017
October 28, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
7
You are going to love Canadian Hemlocks!
They are starting to get established and they are lining the fence between our neighbor's home and ours. What an AWESOME tree. No one in Omaha has them. We are so glad we got them from you. Paul & Sue Wickliffe (Omaha, NE)
June 15, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Hemlocks in WA
They arrived healthy and replanted well
Will order fro here again
July 5, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
8
Hemlock doing beautifully
Every one of the five trees already have new growth. I couldn't ask for anything more. They're beautiful.
May 17, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
great trees
Planted 15 canadian hemlocks as a natural fence on my property line. iPlanted them last spring. Had to replace 4 because of winter damage. All plants are growing rapidly. Looks like it won't take long before I have a nice natural fence line
May 22, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
So far so good
Just put them in a few weeks ago, they look good so far. I intend to buy a dozen or so more next year to extend the hedge further.
Starting off small...
Starting off small...
June 15, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
5
HEALTHY PLANTS
NEW GROWTH VISIBLE IN 2 DAYS?!
GETTING ABOUT 4 HOURS OF SUN A DAY
DEPENDING ON GROWTH RATE WILL BUY MORE.
WOULD BUY TALLER/BIGGER PLANT IF AVAILABLE.
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May 17, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
4

Planting & Care



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


Canadian Hemlock Planting Diretions

Canadian Hemlocks are used as landscape trees because they are evergreen and keep their attractive foliage year round. They can grow in full sun or shade and very cold hardy. Their bark is a colorful cinnamon red. This Variety is known as “Tsuga canadensis” and perform their best in USDA growing zones 3-8. Canadian Hemlocks are slow growers maturing to a height of 35-45 feet and width of 20-25 feet.

Location: When planting Canadian hemlock tree, find a site that offers some shade.The tree require daily direct sun, but prefer partial shade, especially in areas that have hot summer.

Planting Instructions: Select a site with moist or well drained soil for the Canadian Hemlock.
1) Dig the hole twice the size as the root ball and just a little shallower.
2) Loosen the soil in and around the hole so the roots can easily break through.
3) Use your fingers to separate the roots of your Canadian Hemlock and gently position downward in the hole. Position to where the trunk begins and the roots end, about an inch above the soil level.
4) Back fill the hole, apply water to settle the soil and remove the air pockets.

Mulching: Protect the roots in winter against the chill by applying a thick layer of pine needles, bark or wood. Keep the mulch about 2 inches from the trunk. The mulch will also help with keeping the soil moist.

Watering: Water Canadian hemlock well so the soil can stay moist at all times. These trees are not drought tolerant. Mulching will be beneficial in helping retain soil moisture and keeping competing growth away from the tree.

Fertilizing: In spring the tree can be fertilize with an evergreen tree plant food.

Pruning: Pruning is only required if you wish to keep the tree at a certain shape or size. It is not necessary for the health of the tree. Be sure to sterilize your cutting tool with some rubbing alcohol if planning to prune/shape the tree.

Planting & Care

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Quick growing evergreen that tolerates shade for a screen
Anthony D on Jun 4, 2018
We needed an evergreen to grow in partial shade on the edge of a wooded area to provide a natural visual barrier between our property and another. We didn’t want to remove trees in order to build a fence and also would like the local wildlife to be able to enjoy them.
Charsha H on May 20, 2018
Quick growing evergreen that tolerates shade for a screen
Anthony D on Jun 4, 2018
I've always adored the lacey, but resilient quality of the hemlock.
Diane J on May 25, 2018
We needed an evergreen to grow in partial shade on the edge of a wooded area to provide a natural visual barrier between our property and another. We didn’t want to remove trees in order to build a fence and also would like the local wildlife to be able to enjoy them.
Charsha H on May 20, 2018
I love evergreens and I want to use this for Christmas decorations.
Kathleen B on Dec 31, 2017
I like the way the tree is shaped
anita f on Dec 20, 2017
Bought as a Christmas gift, a friend lost his Hemlock during a tornado, he loved his tree, wanted to give him one to replace the one he lost
Pamela A on Dec 12, 2017
Eventual replacement for our aging evergreen backyard hedge.
Patrick V on Nov 4, 2017
Landscape and wildlife
Michael F on Nov 2, 2017
very hardy grow well in my region
Robert P on Oct 24, 2017
I have always wanted one of these
Jennifer J on Sep 25, 2017
We wanted a beautiful hedge for privacy in a shady area and the Canadian hemlock is exactly what we need. It will grow in sun, shade, wet or dry conditions. It is perfect.
Joseph W on Jun 13, 2017
Read they're great for privacy plus they're pretty!
Tamatha N on May 30, 2017
For a screen between yards
elaine I on Mar 29, 2016
I like the fullness and the droopy look of the branches. Looking for a full tree that can work as a wind break also. If this grows well here I will order more.
Cleo N on Mar 28, 2016
Very nice ornamental evergreen or can be used out in the open by itself. I have had these in the past and great in shade or the sun.
Mike B on Mar 24, 2016
need fast growing background tree
l j m on Mar 19, 2016
Back fence line, wind/sight/noise blocking.
James T on Mar 17, 2016
I wanted evergreens for privacy near the end of my driveway. I also didn't want anything that looked formal since we live in a wooded setting.
tammy k on Mar 7, 2016
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
I've always adored the lacey, but resilient quality of the hemlock.
Diane J on May 25, 2018
I love evergreens and I want to use this for Christmas decorations.
Kathleen B on Dec 31, 2017
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
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 1-2 feet per year. Yes you can put them in a container until your ready to plant.
How fast do these trees grow?
annapurna r on Apr 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 1-2 feet per year.
how fast do does Canadian hemlock grow grow?
Kevin F on Apr 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 1-2 feet per year.
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.
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.
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: Canadian Hemlock is not a poisonous species. Not to be confused with water hemlock, which is very poisonous, a water loving plant usually found in boggy or marshy areas. Canadian hemlock is a fine landscape tree, water hemlock is an herbaceous plant. No relationship whatsoever.
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.
are there any healing prperties in this plant?
rosie on Sep 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Canadian Hemlock produces a therapeutic essential oil, Tsuga.
Does this tree produce much litter?
Ed S on Apr 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Ed, Id loft to answers that for you but I purchased 12 trees last spring and they are still under snow. I am just anxious to see just how fat they actually grow. Try researching different web sites that specialize in conifers.
Is the Canadian Hemlock deer resistant?
Kathy on Sep 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These trees are occasionally severely damaged.
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.
What type of soil do you use to plant a Canadian hemlock ?my soil is very clay
Susan T on Jun 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Canadian hemlock trees are best grown in USDA plant hardiness zones 3-7. They are indigenous to eastern North America. These trees require a soil that is moist but that offers good drainage. They prefer a loamy, acidic soil. We live in northern Michigan and have sandy soil. When planting we mixed topmsoil with peat moss and milorganite and vertices with acid fertilizer. We have only had our trees for only year this June up seem to be doing well. When we lived in an area with clay soil we added lime to it. I suggest investigating the internet at reputable sights for soil improvements.
At 8 inches how long does the Canadian hemlock evergreen take to become full grown?
Cookie on Mar 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are slow growers at 12-18" per year. It could take 25 years to get fully mature.
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.

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