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Tsuga canadensis 'Cole's Prostrate'

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

Category:
Groundcovers
Conifers

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
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

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Brown/Bronze
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Variegated
Veined

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

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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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No positives
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No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral smiln32 On Jan 16, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Very unusual looking specimen. Upright in habit and not very wide, it's branches turn downward (and can actually rot if left to touch the ground). It does best if it is staked. The original plant was discovered in 1929 by H.R. Cole in New Hampshire.

Regional...

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

Cleveland, Ohio
Portland, Oregon



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