January 15, 2023
Dense and pyramidal Canadian hemlock are stately, yet graceful, evergreens in the landscape. As a woodland native, they prefer an environment that offers partial shade and protection from the wind and sun. Intolerant of drought, they prefer constant moisture and an adequate supply of organic matter.
Canadian hemlock have small needles and cones giving them a soft, graceful appearance. Their strong main branches lead to gently drooping branchlets. Canadian hemlocks can be sheared for a more formal look or they can be left alone for a more natural look.
Canadian hemlocks attract wildlife. They provide cover for different songbirds and other animals and are known to be a nesting site for warblers. Some songbirds enjoy the seeds from the tiny cones.
LCbW frequently uses Ann Magnolias in the ‘Little Girl’ series of magnolia hybrids.
Do you love the graceful texture of ornamental grasses, but have a shady site? Hakone grass or Variegated Forest Grass is a choice plant for such a site.
Katsura tree is a magnificent specimen shade tree worthy of more use in our landscapes.