Northern Japanese Hemlock
Broad pyramidal and gracefully branched.
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.
Excellent evergreen for shady areas of the landscape.
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.
Orange-brown bark, often with some fissuring, appears on mature trees.
Small, oval, nearyl sessile, seed cones (to 1 inch long) mature to dark brown.