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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.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


15-20 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Tsuga canadensis

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Northern Evergreen & Windbreak Trees

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.

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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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
over 2 years ago
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Very nice tree
Showed up promptly. Started to grow almost immediately.
October 6, 2015
over 2 years ago
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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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October 28, 2017
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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
10 months ago
Hemlocks in WA
They arrived healthy and replanted well
Will order fro here again
July 5, 2017
9 months ago
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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

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I love evergreens and I want to use this for Christmas decorations.
Kathleen B on Dec 31, 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
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 like the way the tree is shaped
anita f on Dec 20, 2017
Eventual replacement for our aging evergreen backyard hedge.
Patrick V on Nov 4, 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.
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.
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.
Is the Canadian Hemlock deer resistant?
Kathy on Sep 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These trees are occasionally severely damaged.

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