Tsuga canadensis Summer Snow

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Tsuga canadensis 'Summer Snow' photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

Canadian Hemlock

The new spring growth of this cultivar is white, which produces a striking contrast against the dark-green interior foliage on the fast-growing, upright, broad plant. Its size, shape and colourful growth make it an extremely useful highlight for shade gardens. Plant it where the bright foliage will shine against a back drop of darker foliage.

  • Height: 1.8 - 2.4 m (6-8 ft)
  • Spread: 1.2 - 1.5 m (4-5 ft)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: partial shade
  • Foliage Colour: green with white tips
  • Shape: broad upright
  • Critter Resistance: deer

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Tsuga 'Summer Snow' 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. It is fast growing maintaining a broadly upright form.