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Gracilis Hemlock*

Tsuga canadensis 'Gracilis'

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Gracilis Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis 'Gracilis') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Gracilis Hemlock foliage

Gracilis Hemlock foliage

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Gracilis Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis 'Gracilis') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Gracilis Hemlock

Gracilis Hemlock

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Canadian Hemlock, Eastern Hemlock

Description:

A choice evergreen garden shrub with fine textured foliage, forms a compact mounded shape, excellent for garden detail use or foundation plantings; needs organic, acidic soil, adequate moisture and shelter from drying winds

Ornamental Features

Gracilis Hemlock has dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Gracilis Hemlock is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects

Gracilis Hemlock is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Gracilis Hemlock will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
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