Virginia, south to Georgia, in the mountains.
Pyramidal habit with somewhat pendulous branches.
Native to high elevations and cool climates. May be better adapted to landscape conditions than Canadian Hemlock. Prefers a light shade and moist, well-drained soils.
Evergreen screen, large groupings and occasional specimen use. A smaller plant that is more tolerant than Canadian Hemlock.
Alternate, radiating around the stem, .25 to .75 inches long. Margin is entire.
Buds are small, rounded, pubescent.
Red-brown, scaly and deeply fissured.
Cone 1 to 1.5 inches long, with scales held at 90 degrees to the central axis
Seed, cultivars are grafted or rooted with difficulty.
'Labar's Weeping' - ends of the branches have a distinct weeping habit.