Northern Japanese Hemlock
Japan, in moist mountain sites.
Irregular, conical, small tree, with a stiffer habit than Canada Hemlock.
Sun to light shade and moist well drained soil.
Small specimen tree.
Alternate, loosely arranged on the stem. .25 to 1 inch long with an emarginate apex. Glaucous bands not distinct on back of leaves.
Buds are small, ovate, yellow-brown.
Young twigs glabrous.
Cone .75 to 1 inch long, individual cones held at 90 degrees to central axis.
T. diversifolia - differs in the presence of pronounced white bands on the reverse side of the foliage and pubescent young stems.