Southern Japanese Hemlock
Tsuga sieboldii

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tsuga (SOO-guh) (Info)
Species: sieboldii (see-BOLD-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Conifers

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Crestwood, Kentucky

Raleigh, North Carolina

Portland, Oregon

Sevierville, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On May 5, 2010, runnow from Sevierville, TN wrote:

This is a rather small slow growing tree. Although
it is not attractive as the native hemlock it seems to tolerate
heat and drought better. As the original host of the hemock
adelgid now spreading in the eastern U.S. it is somewhat adelgid tolerant.