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Tsuga canadensisTsuga canadensis

eastern hemlock

Photograph(s) by*: USDA NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 75-100'
Spread: 35-50'
Flowers: May-Jun.; tan brown
Fruit: Sept.-Jan.; light brown; cone/cone-like
Fall color: evergreen

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade
Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: 4.2-5.7
Soil type: Loamy Sandy

Habitat

cool, moist valleys

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

susceptible to wooly adelgid and red spider mite; also T. caroliniana for VA

Evergreen



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/492.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004