Coniferous Evergreen Tree
The Western Hemlock, also commonly known as the Pacific Hemlock is a tall and slender tree which can reach heights of 170-200 feet when mature. It is native to Western North America including British Columbia, Alaska, Washington State, Oregon, Northern California as well as Northern Idaho and Northwest Montana. The Western Hemlock has down swept branches and a pyramidal crown. Needles are soft and flat, bright green when young, maturing to a dark green. Cones are small and abundant. In landscaping uses, the species is a good choice for ornamental trees. In the wild, it is common to mountainous ranges and coastal areas in pure as well as mixed coniferous forests.
The Western Hemlock is tolerant of a range of soil types, including rich humus soils. It prefers drier soil but tolerant to moist soil if well drained. It prefers full sun exposure but also thrives in partial shade conditions. It can tolerate full shade areas as well, with slower growth.
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