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Tsuga canadensis 'Monler' EMERALD FOUNTAIN is often confused with:
Tsuga canadensis Form
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Cedrus deodara 'Devinely Blue' Cedrus deodara 'Devinely Blue'
x Hesperotropsis leylandii 'Reco' x Hesperotropsis leylandii 'Reco'
Salvia rosmarinus Rosmarinus officinalis
Tsuga canadensis 'Monler' EMERALD FOUNTAIN has some common disease problems:
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Canadian Hemlock Tsuga canadensis 'Monler' EMERALD FOUNTAIN

Other plants called Canadian Hemlock:

Phonetic Spelling
SOO-guh ka-na-DEN-sis
Description

A columnar cultivar of the Eastern Hemlock, this small, slow-growing, evergreen tree provides year-round interest.  

It grows best in part shade to full shade and can be used as an understory tree. It grows best in cool summer areas and doesn't tolerate the heat and humidity of the southeast where it can be planted as an understory.  Protect from the afternoon sun in those southern locations.  Eastern Hemlock needs moist but well-drained soils and doesn't tolerate drought.  Needs little to no pruning.  Winter mulching can benefit the plants survival.

The flat needles have two white bands on the undersides, adding year round interest to the foliage.

Fire Risk: This plant has a high flammability rating and should not be planted within the defensible space of your home. Select plants with a low flammability rating for the sites nearest your home. 

Insects, Diseases, or Other Plant Problems:  A healthy plant in the proper environment has few problems. Potential insect problems include bagworms, borers, leaf miners, sawfly and spider mites.  Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is a serious insect pest to the natural population of native hemlocks in the eastern U.S.A. Potential disease problems for plants in the genus Tsuga include needle blight (needles turn yellow and die), canker, rusts, and rots. The foliage may scorch in very hot weather. A prolonged drought can be fatal to this tree.

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See this plant in the following landscapes:
Mountain Ridge Top Garden - North Lawn and Upper Drive Border
Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#evergreen#low growing#needles#conifer#shade garden#showy leaves#low maintenance#year-round interest#hedges#columnar#needled evergreen#deer resistant#needled#cold tolerant#acidic soils tolerant#evergreen shrub#compact habit#black walnut toxicity tolerant#drought intolerant#compact#dense growth#tree#hedge
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Tsuga
    Species:
    canadensis
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Fire Risk Rating:
    high flammability
    Play Value:
    Buffer
    Easy to Grow
    Screening
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    This tree is moderately resistant to damage from deer.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Dense
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    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)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    No fruits, cones.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    No flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Cream/Tan
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Acicular
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are small Ā½ inch glossy needles that have a white underside in 2 opposite rows Its needles are attached by slender stalks ending with woody pads. The margins minutely dentate, especially toward apex.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
    Red/Burgundy
    Surface/Attachment:
    Ridges
    Bark Plate Shape:
    Round
    Bark Description:
    The thick and ridged bark on mature trees is red-brown to gray-brown.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Gray/Silver
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Twigs yellow-brown, densely pubescent. Stems slender, gray-brown in color; buds are very small.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Recreational Play Area
    Slope/Bank
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Rock Garden
    Shade Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Shade Tree
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Understory Tree
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut
    Deer
    Heavy Shade