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Stockman's Dwarf Hemlock*

Tsuga canadensis 'Stockman's Dwarf'

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Stockman's Dwarf Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis 'Stockman's Dwarf') at Peck's Green Thumb Nursery

Stockman's Dwarf Hemlock

Stockman's Dwarf Hemlock

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Canadian Hemlock, Eastern Hemlock

Description:

A dwarf, spreading variety with layered branching and fine textured foliage; best used as a solitary specimen in a small space; needs organic, acidic soil, adequate moisture and shelter from drying winds

Ornamental Features

Stockman's Dwarf Hemlock has dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Stockman's Dwarf Hemlock is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a stunning habit of growth which features almost oriental horizontally-tiered branches. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Stockman's Dwarf Hemlock is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Stockman's Dwarf Hemlock will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Garden 
Applications
Texture  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.