Wholesale Canadian Hemlock Trees

Wholesale Canadian Hemlock TreesCharacteristics of Canadian Hemlock Trees:

Slow-growing and long-lived, Canadian hemlock trees in the wild may reach 80 feet tall or higher, with a spread of 25′ to 30′ (for information on compact cultivars developed for landscape usage, see below). These fragrant plants are pyramidal or conical in shape, and their small needles give them a fine texture. The needles are dark green on top and light green underneath. The bark of Canadian hemlock trees at maturity may be cinnamon-red or reddish brown. Click on the picture at right to open up a mini-photo gallery.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones for Canadian Hemlock Trees:

Canadian hemlock trees are best grown in zones 3-7. They are indigenous to eastern North America.

Sun and Soil Requirements for Canadian Hemlock Trees:

Canadian hemlock trees require a soil that is moist but that offers good drainage. Shallow-rooted, they also need protection from the wind. But unlike many large trees, Canadian hemlocks will tolerate quite a bit of shade.
Landscape Uses for Canadian Hemlock Trees:

Canadian hemlock trees can serve as specimen plants or as “living wall” privacy screens. Compact cultivars, which are essentially shrubs (see below), are commonly used as hedge plants and/or in foundation plantings; if you begin pruning them when young, they are fairly easy to shape. Two virtues of Canadian hemlock trees are that they are shade tolerant and make relatively little mess.

  • They offer one of the few options for screening plants in shaded areas.
  • Pine trees, with their large needles and cones, are known to be messy. But the needles and cones of Canadian hemlock trees are much smaller.