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  • Canadian Hemlock for Sale

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Canadian Hemlock

Tsuga canadensis


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-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.

Coarse 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- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- 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.

Tree Gator

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.



Growth Rate:


Botanical Name:

Tsuga canadensis

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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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Very pleased with these plants
Plants arrived in a timely manner and were packaged very well. They looked great and even had new growth on them. We planted them and so far they are doing great. So much better than the bare root plants we tried from another vendor. We were never able to get them to grow.
September 15, 2018
5 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
8 months ago
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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
1 year ago
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
12 months ago
May 17, 2018
11 months 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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Added Oct 28, 2017
October 28, 2017
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Hemlocks in WA
They arrived healthy and replanted well
Will order fro here again
July 5, 2017
1 year ago
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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
1 year ago
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 3 years ago
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Very nice tree
Showed up promptly. Started to grow almost immediately.
October 6, 2015
over 3 years 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 needed a tree that does well in shade and the quality looks very good. Hi
Denise A on Jan 15, 2019
Quick growing evergreen that tolerates shade for a screen
Anthony D on Jun 4, 2018
I needed a tree that does well in shade and the quality looks very good. Hi
Denise A on Jan 15, 2019
My sister has one. It grows fast and has a beautiful shape. I want privacy; I built a town home.
Claudia C on Oct 31, 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
My sister has one. It grows fast and has a beautiful shape. I want privacy; I built a town home.
Claudia C on Oct 31, 2018
I've always adored the lacey, but resilient quality of the hemlock.
Diane J on May 25, 2018
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: Tsuga Hemlock is not poisonous.

Conium maculatum is
Is the Canadian Hemlock deer resistant?
Kathy on Sep 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These trees are occasionally severely damaged.
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.
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.
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.
Has anyone who planted these had problem with deer eating them?
Mary H on Jan 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Our landscaper did warn us that deer do like these but so far we haven’t had a problem. We did tie a sock with stick of soap in it to deter them...seemed to work on our apple trees.
Product details say plant 15-20ft apart but reviews say plant them 10ft. Is it 15-20ft or 10ft?
Brooke S on Aug 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We planted ours 15’ apart because we wanted them for privacy. Ten feet seems a little close given their diameter of branching once full grown, but ours havn’t reached maturity as yet. I would like to know why the reviews say ten feet apart to be honest. Perhaps it is because they wanted more privacy?
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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