Canadian HemlockCanadian Hemlock

Canadian Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Two trees near fence leading from north entrance to back of garden, about 100 feet past entrance, Littlefield Ornamentals Trial Garden, Rangeley Road

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  • Found throughout southern Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia; also found scattered throughout Maine. Individual trees may live 800 years or more.
  • Wood used for framing, roof boards, timbers, bark mulch (a purple color) and pulp.
  • A dense conifer, pyramidal shape, cone small and light brown; grows well in shade. Not poisonous (those are herbaceous perennials in the parsley family).
  • State tree of Pennsylvania; also known as eastern hemlock.