Tsuga heterophylla
Western hemlock

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Deer ResistantPart ShadeBird Friendly
DESCRIPTION
Western hemlock
Tsuga heterophylla

Slowly growing to over 100' tall, this pyramidal evergreen in shape has lacy, needled, fine textured foliage that droops at the branch ends. While being a perfect windbreak or hedging plant, it also is a sanctuary for native birds of all types of all types and many other native critters.

BENEFITS
Perfect for bird nesting and cover
Large size is optimum for privacy screens or hedges
Easy to grow in cooler climates
Fragrant, fine textured foliage
Shade tolerant and grows well in moist areas
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Moist woodlands from Alaska south into California and east into Montana and Idaho.

Interesting Facts

This important timber species is one of the best commericial use trees in the western forest. It also has a long history with Native Americans in uses from dyes, tanning, medicinally for many maladies and even for making a bread from its inner bark!

GROWING TIPS

This is a very large tree that prefers moist, humusrich soil. Give it plenty of room.

Mature Size: 70-100ft. Tall x 25-35ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-7

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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