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HEIGHT:50 - 100 feet
SPREAD:25 - 50 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Horizontal or drooping branches; bark is gray or brown, thick and deeply furrowed; blue-green needles are rounded and stand out on all sides of the twigs; is sometimes pruned and maintained as hedge; less adaptable to use in the home landscape than other hemlocks; prefers shade and well-drained, moist, acid soil.
LIMITATIONS:Needs cool, moist soil and cool air temperatures; very slow growing; protect from wind; availability limited.
HARDINESS:SC, SE (Zone 3)
ORIGIN:Southern Alaska to northern Montana, Idaho and California
CULTIVARS:See entry under Evergreen Shrubs.
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The information for this Evergreen Tree (84) was last updated on: 2011-01-20 20:06:30
   
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