Canadian Hemlock - Tsuga Canadensis
Tree Height: 40-70 feet
Tree Width: 25-35 feet
Growth/Year: 1-2 feet
Soil Type: moist, well-drained, acid soil
Sun: Full Sun
Though useful as a hedge and screen, it can be grown for groupings, accent plants, and foundation planting. This tree is common at elevations greater than 1000 feet. You will find this tree on mountain sides and slopes, and anywhere that has good drainage. It is not drought tolerant. There are many varieties of the Hemlock tree. The Hemlock is one of the few conifers to tolerate partial shade.
There's not a long living evergreen quiet like the Canadian hemlock
The Canadian hemlock, Tsuga Canadensis, is a magnificent, versatile, long-lived tree that will add beauty and value to your property. Also known as the Eastern Hemlock, it grows in Zones 3-7, preferring well-drained, slightly acidic soil. As a specimen tree, the Canadian hemlock will mature at 40-70 feet with fragrant, blue-green needles on branches extending to the ground.
Planted closely together, the Canadian hemlock will quickly become a thick, dense privacy screen or hedge. These trees respond well to shearing and can be maintained at the desired height. As a bonus, the Canadian hemlock is shade-tolerant.
Even the smallest property can enjoy Canadian Hemlocks. Dwarf cultivars, such as ‘Cole’s Prostrate,' look wonderful as a foundation planting or weeping over a rock wall, maturing at less than 2 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide.
Whatever variety you choose, the Canadian hemlock will delight you for many years. They have size; they have large canopies, and they can provide you with large amounts of green color year after year. In most locations, they will stay green throughout the winter too.