Canadian Hemlock
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Canadian Hemlock Tsuga canadensis

  • Canadian Hemlock Tsuga canadensis
  • Canadian Hemlock Tsuga canadensis

Average Shipping Height: 6" - 1'
Item #1085
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  • Potted
    1 gallon container
    Member Price $32.99
    Reg. Price $55.50
  • Bare Root
    6" - 1'
    Member Price $4.99
    Reg. Price $6.99
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The Canadian Hemlock grows in zones 3-8.
This hemlock is one of our members’ favorites for privacy screens and hedges because of its handsome, graceful appearance and ability to be sheared to any height or shape. The tree is also one of only few evergreens that can handle full sun and full shade, though it prefers a site where it can receive both shade and sun.

  • Provides great privacy screen and hedges
  • Tolerates both full sun and shade
  • Plant 2' apart for hedge
  • Will be delivered at a height of 6"– 1' for bare-root or potted


Your Tree’s Personality

Mature Height


Mature Spread


Growth Rate

Slow to Medium



Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade,

Soil Preference

Acidic, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well-drained,

Wildlife Value

This hemlock provides excellent cover for deer and songbirds. Nesting site for several warblers. Seeds are eaten by juncos, chickadees, and siskins.


Native Americans and colonists used the tannins from the bark as a curative and for tanning leather. The needles have been used to make a tea high in vitamin C. (Although often confused with the hemlock that poisoned Socrates, the Canadian hemlock is not poisonous.)

Planting Instructions


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