Tsuga canadensis Kelsey's Weeping

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Tsuga canadensis 'Kelsey's Weeping' photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

Dwarf Canadian Hemlock

Kelsey's Weeping' is unique among pendulous types because of its asymmetrical growth habit. The tree's secondary branches spread out and form a scaffold from which pendulous, younger branches hang and produce a full, layered, weeping form. It is a beautiful specimen for the background in a woodland garden or beside a water feature.

  • Height: 1.8 - 2.4 m (6-8 ft)
  • Spread: 1.83 - 2.4 m - (6-8 ft)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: partial shade
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Shape: weeping
  • Critter Resistance: deer

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Tsuga canadensis Kelsey's Weeping' needs to be staked when it is young until the desired height is reached. With maturity it will develop a wide weeping form. It grows best in part shade where it is protected from strong drying winds and hot afternoon sun. It will grow in average to moist soil conditions but will not tolerate wet sites. It will adapt to a wide range of soil conditions but prefers acidic soil. It should not be allowed to dry out and will benefit from a mulch to conserve soil moisture.