Tsuga heterophylla Western Hemlock

  • Tsuga heterophylla,  Western Hemlock
  • Tsuga heterophylla,  Western Hemlock
  • Plant type
    • Coniferous Tree
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Full Sun
    • Part Shade
    • Shade
  • Soil conditions
    • Dry
    • Some Moisture
    • Moist & Well-Drained
  • Upland/wetland ratings
    • FACU-Usually found in upland
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 1.5-2 ft., 8-12 in.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 15 ft., 8 ft.
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 180 ft., 50 ft.
 

A graceful tree distinguished by its drooping leader. It grows widely along the western side of the Cascades and is often found intermixed with the Douglas Fir. It grows rapidly. Good choice for adding screening to a shaded wooded area or where the soil is a little moist.

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