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A picture of a Carolina hemlock

Carolina hemlock

Tsuga caroliniana

Also known as

Hemlock

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15m

Max

8m

10m

Min

5m

Flowering

Carolina hemlock Overview

This species will grow about 21m tall in the wild but less in cultivation. It has attractive bark which is dark purple-brown and fissured. The shiny young shoots are grey, red or yellowish brown, and the needles are a soft greenish yellow.

How to propagate Carolina hemlock

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds in the spring or cuttings in the autumn.

Seed