Botanical Name: Tsuga canadensis
Common Name: Eastern Hemlock
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Height: 40-70' Spread: 25-35' Habit/Form: Pyramidal Growth Rate: Medium Zone: 3-7
Cultural Requirements: Prefers part shade to full shade in well-drained soil. May suffer from winter burn if not sheltered from strong winds. Does not tolerate heat, drought, or urban conditions.
Ornamental Characteristics: Broadly pyramidal, horizontal branches become pendulous with age. Fine-textured, dark green, ½-inch long needles on two rows, with an extra row of flattened needles on the top of stems. Abundant, 1-inch long brown, ovoid cones hang from branches like small ornaments.
Uses in the Landscape: Use as a specimen plant or screen, or it can be sheared as a hedge. Native to the Midwest.
Birds Attracted: 35+ species, including warblers, junco, veery, goldfinch, and bluejay
Plant Appeal to Birds: Cones; shelter; nesting site
Plant tolerant of occasional or temporary flooding
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