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Height: 12 feet
Spread: 12 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Other Names: Canadian Hemlock, Eastern Hemlock
A unique evergreen garden shrub featuring small, bristly dark green needles held tightly along irregular wide-spreading branches, for a rather odd and interesting effect; needs organic, acidic soil, adequate moisture and shelter from drying winds
Hussii 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.
Hussii Hemlock is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Hussii Hemlock is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Hussii Hemlock will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.
This shrub performs well in both full sun and full 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.