Tsuga canadensis ‘Cole's Prostrate’
prostrate Canadian hemlock
© Randall Smith - Iseli Nursery
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‘Cole’s Prostrate’ Canadian hemlock is a dwarf prostrate conifer which fits well into the smaller garden, in a rock or alpine garden, or especially to provide evergreen effect. This enduring cultivar, with beautiful soft, green needles, spreads outward from two to four feet wide and about a foot tall in ten years. As the plant matures branches in the center may be exposed showing the beautiful silvery bark.
Plant Type: conifer
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters)
Plant Height-Mature: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)
Plant Width-Mature: 7 ft. 0 in. (2.13 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 8
Flower Color: none
Sun/Light Exposure: light or open shade
Water Requirements: regular watering
Seasonal Interest: year-round evergreen with bright green new growth in spring
- Culture Notes
- An ideal location is one with light shade, preferably morning sun and protection from the hot afternoon sun; open shade is also quite acceptable. Grow in average to rich, but well-drained soil and water regularly during dry periods.
- Geek Notes
- Found by H. R. Cole on Mount Madison, New Hampshire in 1929.