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Tsuga sieboldii

Northern Japanese Hemlock

Pronunciation
SU-ga see-BOL-d-i
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Family
Genus
Nativity

Japan, in moist mountain sites.

Growth Habit

Irregular, conical, small tree, with a stiffer habit than Canada Hemlock.

Hardiness
5
Culture

Sun to light shade and moist well drained soil.

Landscape Use

Small specimen tree.

Foliage

Alternate, loosely arranged on the stem. .25 to 1 inch long with an emarginate apex. Glaucous bands not distinct on back of leaves.

Buds

Buds are small, ovate, yellow-brown.

Bark

Young twigs glabrous.

Fruit

Cone .75 to 1 inch long, individual cones held at 90 degrees to central axis.

Propagation

Seed.

Pests
Scales, mites, wooly adelgid, but less prone to these than Tsuga caroliniana.
Cultivars

T. diversifolia - differs in the presence of pronounced white bands on the reverse side of the foliage and pubescent young stems.

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