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Tsuga canadensis 'Jeddeloh' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub or Conifer

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

eastern hemlock 'Jeddeloh'

Family

Pinaceae


Tsuga are evergreen trees, broadly conical in habit, with a drooping leading shoot,linear leaves which are white beneath, and small ovoid cones

'Jeddeloh' is a compact, bushy, evergreen dwarf conifer forming a small rounded shrub with arching branches, bearing short dark green leaves with two whitish bands beneath; young growth bright green

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich moist but well-drained, acid to slightly alkaline soil in full sun or partial shade. Shelter from cold drying winds

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Alkaline
  • Sand, Clay, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Architectural, Gravel Garden, Low Maintenance or Rock Garden


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to butt rot fungus