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Tsuga heterophylla

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A large, vigorous and handsome evergreen tree, Tsuga heterophylla is native to the parts of Western North America. The leaves are needle-like, mid green in colour and flattened in appearance. Established trees produce small rounded cones.

Tsuga heterophylla grows with a conical habit and gracefully spreading branches. A superb woodland tree once established.

Supplied Size: 3L container (30 - 50 cm tall)

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Tsuga heterophylla | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Prefers moist, fertile soil. Tsuga heterophylla will generally not grow well in shallow, chalky soils.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
Habit: Although taller in the wild, Tsuga heterophylla will usually grow to be a medium sized, conical tree in the UK.
Height: 15 m - 20 m (50 - 65 ft)
Spread: up to 5 - 6 m (16 - 20 ft)

Plant Finder: about Tsuga heterophylla

Common names

Western hemlock spruce, Hemlock spruce, Hemlock


Tsuga heterophylla (Western hemlock spruce). This species of tree will produce beautiful foliage. The short needles are fern-like and dark green to yellowish green, with horizontal drooping branches. It will need acidic soil, plentiful moisture, high summer humidity and protection from the hot sun and strong winds. This tree looks at its best in a mass or grove plantings or planted as a specimen in a large lawn. The short needles are fern-like and dark green to yellowish green, with horizontal drooping branches.


They are fully to frost-hardy trees, they will tolerate shade and will thrive in slightly acidic, deep, well-drained soil.

Interest and use

Specimen, hedging, parks and gardens

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Tsuga heterophylla | Rackenford, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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