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Tsuga sieboldii

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
SOO-guh see-BOLD-ee-eye
Description

Southern Japanese Hemlock is a large needled evergreen conifer from Japan that can grow up to 100 feet tall. The trunk can be up to 8 feet in diameter. It sometimes grows as a multi-trunked tree and is rather slow-growing. It is listed as near threatened in its native habitat.

Preference is for moist well-drained soils on the acid side in sun to partial shade. It can be grown as an ornamental tree and has been used in bonsai.

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Tags:
#evergreen#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Tsuga
    Species:
    sieboldii
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Wood used for lumber
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Conical
    Dense
    Oval
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Seed cones are borne on outer branches, green ripening to pale brown, to 1 inch. Pollen cones are 0.1 to 0.2 inches reddish-brown, maturing yellow, crowded together
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Description:
    The male flowers are very small at only 2 mm, globular in shape and cherry-red. The female flowers are slightly larger at 5 mm, purple in color and oval.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Loosely arranged needles; 2 minute white bands underneath
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Scaly
    Bark Plate Shape:
    Square
    Bark Description:
    gray-brown to gray bark is rough, scaly, and forms quadrangular plates.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No