Tsuga canadensis ‘Jervis’

dwarf canadian hemlock

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Outstanding Qualities

This dwarf conifer is a charmer! Tsuga canadensis 'Jervis' (pronounced "juv-vis") is upright and compact, growing slowly into a broad, pyramidal shape about three feet (1m) in ten years. Dense branching with dark green foliage and prominent growth buds add to the overall beauty of this superb small Canadian hemlock. It makes an excellent specimen in the rock garden or container." This cultivar is slow growing, compact, conical and upright in habit, eventually maturing into an asymmetrical pyramidal shape with lots of character.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: compact conifer

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to open shade

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: year-round coniferous evergreen foliage

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: silver, burgundy, gold

Great Color Partners: dark green, chartreuse, blue

Culture Notes
As with most dwarf and slow growing selections of hemlocks this one grows best in light to dappled shade or full sun, although avoid exceptionally hot sites. Plant 'Jervis' in well-drained, slightly acidic soil and water regularly during the summer, especially if grown in a sunnier exposure. It is definitely intolerant of drought.