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 near water or in an alpine garden. Native to mountains along the Pacific coast, plants prefer plenty of moisture, excellent drainage and protection from hot, dry conditions.

Garden Size: 3’H x 6’W

Dwarf: 3-6″/year


Zone 5

Bluish Green


Sun to Partial Shade

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