Tsuga mertensiana ‘Glacier Peak’

Glacier Peak Mountain Hemlock Tsuga mertensiana ‘Glacier Peak’ is the choice for gardeners who want a garden sized tree with an alpine appearance. The short, blue-green needles have a silvery cast and grow all around the stems giving a tufty appearance. ‘Glacier Peak’ provides a consistent upright tree form while still keeping the irregular rugged look […]

Tsuga mertensiana ‘Elizabeth’

Elizabeth Mountain Hemlock The sturdy, horizontal branches of the spreading Tsuga mertensiana ‘Elizabeth’ reach out and stay close to the ground. Soft, short, radially-arranged, blue-green needles, make the branches look like fine, blue bottle-brushes. An unusual low profile (roughly three times wider than tall) and striking year-round color make it very desirable. Site it on a bank […]

Tsuga heterophylla ‘Thorsen’s Weeping’

Thorsen’s Weeping Western Hemlock Rich, emerald-green foliage is arranged densely on the procumbent branches of this extraordinary small hemlock. When staked, Tsuga heterophylla ‘Thorsen’s Weeping’ becomes a narrow, upright form with sweeping secondary branches that produce a full, soft look. It is strikingly beautiful both as a cascading form and as a groundcover, allowed to ramble through […]

Tsuga heterophylla ‘Iron Springs’

Iron Springs Western Hemlock Tsuga heterophylla ‘Iron Springs’ has short, dark green needles that contrast well with the light bark on the very irregular branches of this choice selection of Western Hemlock. It eventually develops a rigid, upright-broad habit, but it grows more slowly than the species. Found at Iron Springs, Washington, and introduced by the […]

Tsuga diversifolia ‘Minikin’

Minikin Japanese Hemlock Small, wide, green, blunt-tipped needles sit at different angles along reddish brown shoots occasionally exposing their silvery-white undersides to give Tsuga diversifolia ‘Minikin’ a special sparkle. Slow growing and globe shaped when young, it will become more vigorous and oval shaped. Hardy and thrives in many climates being tolerant of full sun to shady conditions […]

Tsuga diversifolia ‘Loowit’

Loowit Japanese Hemlock Small, blunt needles look like green grains of rice interspersed with tiny brown buds. Diminutive branches crowded with branchlets form a tight, congested bun. Tsuga diversifolia ‘Loowit’ was selected from seed collected in the high alpine region of Fukushima prefecture, Japan. It was given the Native American name for Mt. St. Helens, Iseli Nursery’s […]

Tsuga canadensis ‘Summer Snow’

Summer Snow Canadian Hemlock The new spring growth of Tsuga canadensis ‘Summer Snow’ is white, which produces a striking contrast against the dark green interior foliage on the fast-growing, upright, broad plant. Its size, shape and colorful growth make it an extremely useful highlight for shade gardens. Originally propagated by John Mitsch, Aurora, Oregon, ‘Summer Snow’ is […]

Tsuga canadensis ‘Pendula’

Weeping Canadian Hemlock Tsuga canadensis ‘Pendula’ is perhaps the most widely known and used form of Canadian Hemlock—especially when it is staked and trained to develop height and character. Pendulous branches form a thick exterior “shell” of foliage that covers the plant’s interior structural scaffold. Very useful and beautiful throughout the garden from sprawling ground covers or unique sculptural […]

Tsuga canadensis ‘Moon Frost’

Moon Frost Canadian Hemlock Bright, white, new growth with older, inner foliage that retains a light tone combine to give Tsuga canadensis ‘Moon Frost’ a distinctly white appearance. In winter, foliage of the seedling, developed by Ed Wood, takes on a blush of pink. A compact globe when young, ‘Moon Frost’ broadens and increases its growth rate with […]

Tsuga canadensis ‘Kelsey’s Weeping’

Kelsey’s Weeping Canadian Hemlock Tsuga canadensis ‘Kelsey’s Weeping’ is unique among the pendulous types because of its asymmetrical growth habit. The tree’s secondary branches spread out and form a scaffold from which pendulous, younger branches hang and produce a full, layered, weeping form. Garden Size: Varies with culture Intermediate: 6-12″/year Weeping Zone 4 Green Conifer Sun to Partial […]