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Tsuga canadensis 'Jeddeloh'

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Phonetic Spelling
SU-ga ka-na-DEN-sis
Description

'Jeddeloh' Canadian hemlock is a dwarf, woody, needled evergreen cultivar with a mounded, spreading habit that gives it the appearance of a giant bird’s nest eventually reaching 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide. 

This hemlock is best grown in shady, moist areas with good drainage and cool summers, sheltered from drying winds. It needs supplemental watering during high heat or drought.

Use ‘Jeddeloh’ as a specimen plant or in a rock, wildlife, or woodland garden. It also tolerates use as a container plant. The arching stems on established plants may have small cones.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Hemlock wooly adelgid is a major pest. Other insect problems include elongate hemlock scale, hemlock borer, fir flat-headed borer, hemlock looper, hemlock rust mite, hemlock sawfly, bagworms, spider mites, gypsy moths, spruce budworm, spruce leaf miner and grape scale. Disease problems include leaf (needle) blight, cankers, blister and needle rusts, and sapwood rot. Environmental problems include sunscorch in hot weather and sensitivity to drought. 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Tsuga
    Species:
    canadensis
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Play Value:
    Buffer
    Screening
    Textural
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Deer, heavy shade
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Dense
    Mounding
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Cream/Tan
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    3/4" cones contain seeds.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    White
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Bright lime green needles with gray-white bands of stomata on the underside.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Foundation Planting
    Small groups