Mountain Hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana)
This northwest native conifer has no serious disease or insect problems. Its blue-green needles are spirally arranged around the shoots. Its slender/small habit and layered side branches make it a great choice for smaller or rock gardens.
Power Line Approved: No
Min. street tree planting width: 6 feet
Mature Height: 25-30 feet
Mature Spread: 10-15 feet
Tree Shape: Pyramidal
Where to Plant:
Great for smaller gardens or rock gardens.
Leaves:Blue-green needles arranged spirally around the shoot.
Light brown, oval cones up to 3” long.
Preferred Site Conditions:
Full sun to partial shade. Prefers moist but well drained soil.
No serious pest problems.
Minimum Planting Distances:
- 15 feet from house or building
- 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
- 5 feet from underground utility lines
- 10 feet from power poles
- 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
- 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
- 30 feet from street intersections
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