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PlantFiles: Southern Japanese Hemlock
Tsuga sieboldii

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

Category:
Trees
Conifers

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
Bronze-Green

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive runnow 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.

Regional...

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

Crestwood, Kentucky
Raleigh, North Carolina
Portland, Oregon
Sevierville, Tennessee



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