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Tsuga diversifolia

Northern Japanese Hemlock

Pronunciation
Su-ga di-VER-si-fol-ee-a
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Family
Genus
Nativity

Japan

Growth Habit

Broad pyramidal and gracefully branched.

Hardiness
5
Culture

Grow in moist, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers cool, moist, woodland conditions in part shade locations. Tolerates full sun in northern parts of its growing range. Intolerant of drought and should be watered regularly in prolonged dry spells, particularly when plants are young. Site in locations protected from strong winds.

Landscape Use

Excellent evergreen for shady areas of the landscape.

Foliage

Small glossy dark green needles (to .375 inches long) are furrowed above, have an indentation at the tip and display two white stomal bands underneath.

Bark

Orange-brown bark, often with some fissuring, appears on mature trees.

Flower

Not significant.

Fruit

Small, oval, nearyl sessile, seed cones (to 1 inch long) mature to dark brown.

Pests
Blight, canker, rusts, rots, bagworms, borers, leaf miner, saw fly, and spider mites. This species is resistant to hemlock woolly adelgid.

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