- Perfect for privacy screens and hedges
- Plant 2' apart for hedge
- Can be sheared to any height or shape
- Tolerates both full sun and shade, prefers a balance of partial sun/shade
- Handsome evergreen
- Zones 3 to 8
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI, ME, MI, NH, OH, VT, WI
Zones 3 - 8
The Canadian Hemlock can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Canadian Hemlock falls into the following type(s): Evergreens, Evergreen Shrubs
40' - 70' High
The Canadian Hemlock grows to be 40' - 70' feet in height.
25' - 35' Spread
The Canadian Hemlock has a spread of about 25' - 35' at full maturity.
Slow to Medium Growth
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This hemlock does well in full sun, partial shade, full shade.
The Canadian Hemlock grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained soils.
This hemlock has pyramidal shape.
One of the only evergreens that tolerates full sun to full shade, though it prefers a site where it can receive both shade and sun.
The Hemlock provides excellent cover for deer and songbirds. Nesting site for several warblers. Seeds are eaten by juncos, chickadees, and siskins.
The Canadian Hemlock is one of our members' favorite privacy screens or hedges. This handsome and graceful evergreen is ideal for screening and hedges because it can be sheared to any height or shape. One of the only evergreens that tolerates full sun to full shade, though it prefers a site where it can receive both shade and sun. Avoid heavy soils. Medium grower, up to 40' - 70' (if not trimmed). Plant 2' apart for hedge. (zones 3-8)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.