Tsuga canadensis Pendula

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Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula' photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

Canadian Hemlock

The popular weeping form of Canadian Hemlock is widely known and used, especially when it is staked and trained to develop height and character. Pendulous branches form a thick exterior "shell" of foliage that covers the plant's interior structural scaffold.

  • Height: 1.5 - 1.8 m (5-6 ft)
  • Spread: 2.4 - 3 m (8-10 ft)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: partial shade
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Shape: weeping
  • Critter Resistance: deer

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Tsuga 'Pendula' is a weeping evergreen that needs to be trained to the shape that you want. It can be staked to grow into a taller shrub or allowed to grow into a wide weeping mound. It is best situated 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. Regular pruning is necessary to maintain its shape. Pruning should be done when it is actively growing in late May to June. No pruning should be done after mid August.