$55.00

Bareroot plants sold in bundles of 10.

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Description

Sold in bundles of 25.

At a Glance: Hemlock is probably the most beautiful of our native trees. It’s foliage has a feathery quality. It’s large and slow growing, but as a young tree it is graceful and bright green. Hemlock needs shade and deeper, richer soils.

Height: Up to 200ft tall
Leaves: The lacy appearing foliage consists of soft flattened needles which are bright green when new, turning lustrous dark green as they mature. The needles appear 2- ranked, and are ¼” to ¾” long with rounded tips. When examined from below there are white bands on the underside of the needles.
Cones: Cones are elliptical, light brown and about an inch in length

Ethnobotany: Recognized as the state tree of Washington, Western hemlock is a tall, shade-tolerant evergreen with notable dropping branches.

Sun/Shade tolerance Hydrology Elevation Range
mostly shady 60%-80%
full shade > 80%
wet
moist
low elevation
mid elevation

References:

“WSU Clark County Extension PNW Plants” Western Hemlock. Web. 10 Nov. 2016. http://www.pnwplants.wsu.edu/PlantDisplay.aspx?PlantID=473