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PlantFiles: Sargent Hemlock, Weeping Hemlock
Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula'

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tsuga (SOO-guh) (Info)
Species: canadensis (ka-na-DEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Pendula

Synonym:Tsuga canadensis f. pendula

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From hardwood heel cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Kwanzon On Jul 22, 2005, Kwanzon from Milford, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I really like weeping hemlocks.
I want to home graft one but I can't figure out the rootstock.
I believe the scion is hemlock...can you tell me what the rootstock is or if
there is anything that I should know
that would help ?

Positive lupinelover On Jan 23, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Hemlocks can be pruned and trained to assume many shapes, and this weeping form is no different. Here it is being trained to be more spreading.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Danbury, Connecticut
Chicago, Illinois
Indianapolis, Indiana
New Carlisle, Indiana
West Lafayette, Indiana
Louisville, Kentucky
Northeast Harbor, Maine
Dracut, Massachusetts
Lexington, Massachusetts
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Syracuse, New York
Grove, Oklahoma
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
West Kingston, Rhode Island
Greenwood, South Carolina

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