The Canadian or Eastern Hemlock is a surprising choice for a privacy screen. While the everyday gardener know the majestic beauty of the Canadian Hemlock as an stunning, focal evergreen, professionals know the endless merits to using this Hemlock as a beautiful and dense hedge! The Eastern Hemlock is extremely cold hardy growing into a zone 3. It is the best choice for privacy in cold areas! Prune to your heart's content! This tree in the Pine family tolerates heavy pruning. The roots are not invasive! Hemlock roots are not known to push up sidewalks or driveways. They do not invade pipes or interfere with your foundation.
Hemlocks are great for the environment! They rarely suffer from severe disease or pest problems so there is not a need for sprays and chemicals. The foliage provides cover and a home for wildlife. The cones feed many types of birds. The Canadian Hemlock has fragrant foliage that is soft to the touch making it perfect for families with children and pets. The Canadian Hemlock has graceful, flowing branches that cascade down the tree in dense layers. This evergreen has a pyramidal shape, but its form is looser than other pyramidal evergreens especially as it ages.
Canadian Hemlocks thrive in full sun AND shade and well-draining, moist, acidic soil. Fertilize in spring and then again in early fall for best growth. We recommend our balanced, slow-release fertilizer (or Hollytone if your soil needs some help with acidity). You never need to prune your Hemlock, but Eastern Hemlocks do tolerate pruning to any size and shape which is why they make fantastic hedges!
Use our fertilizer and PHC Rootsaver at the time of planting for an immediate boost for those establishing roots. Canadian Hemlocks are perfect for adding privacy to your yard. Plant about 10 feet apart for a dense hedge. Stagger for an even quicker privacy solution.
Canadian Hemlocks are beautiful focal trees. With soft foliage and layered, flowing branches this is one unique evergreen. No sharp needles and a regal, but graceful look when allowed to grow naturally, this tree is a stunning and smart choice.
Whether you want a lovely specimen evergreen or you are seeking a handsome hedge, the Canadian Hemlock is just what you are looking for. Supplies are limited. Order yours today!
|Grows in Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Sunlight||Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade|
|Soil Type||Acidic, Adaptable, Well-drained|
|Mature Height||40-60 Feet|
|Mature Width||20-30 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Tsuga canadensis|
How To Care for your new Canadian Hemlock Tree - Holiday Edition
Canadian Hemlocks thrive in full sun and shade. Plant your new Hemlock in well-draining, moist, acidic soil. If you are planting in clay or any compacted soil be sure to till and amend your soil well.
Hemlock trees need to be watered heavily at the time of planting. Be sure not to let your new trees dry out within the first few months before they are established. Water your trees as soon as they arrive even before you plant them. This will ensure that the roots are moist and ready for planting. Deep watering with a hose is best for this tree while the roots are establishing. Generally 2-3 times per week for the first few weeks and 1-2 for the next couple months is best. Adjust for heavy rain. Hemlocks prefer moist soil, so continue watering throughout your tree's life for best results especially during periods of drought. A 2-3 inch bed of mulch is recommended around your tree to keep in moisture and protect the roots.
We suggest our balanced, slow release, fertilizer to get your plants started. If you soil is neutral HollyTone is great option for fertilizing and creating a more acidic environment for your tree to absorb nutrients well. Fertilize in spring and then again in early fall for best growth.
There is no need to prune your Hemlock, but Eastern Hemlocks do tolerate heavy pruning.
Landscape Ideas for your Canadian Hemlock Tree - Holiday Edition
Canadian Hemlocks are beautiful focal trees. With soft foliage and layered, flowing branches this is one unique evergreen. No sharp needles and a regal, but graceful look when allowed to grow naturally, this tree is a great choice.
Canadian Hemlocks are perfect for adding privacy to your yard. They tolerate heavy pruning and can be sheared to the size and shape you desire. Plant about 10 feet apart for a dense hedge. Stagger for a quicker privacy solution.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
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