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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
eastern hemlock common hemlock
Canada hemlock spruce hemlock white hemlock
Tsuga are evergreen trees, broadly conical in habit, with a drooping leading shoot,linear leaves which are white beneath, and small ovoid cones
T. canadensis is a vigorous, broadly conical evergreen tree to 25m tall, with deeply furrowed, purplish-grey bark and short, dark green, needle-like leaves, white beneath, borne in two ranks on slender shoots forming flat sprays of foliage; ovoid brown cones 2cm long ripen in autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in humus-rich moist but well-drained acid to slightly alkaline soil in full sun or part shade, with shelter from cold, drying winds; very shade tolerant
Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame in spring; root semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or early autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally trouble free
May be subject to butt rot fungus and root rot fungus
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