Tsuga canadensis
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Hardiness Zone: 3-7 Height: 40-70 feet; 12-21 metres Spread: 25-35 feet; 7.6-11 metres Sun: Part shade to full shade Water: Medium Wildlife: Older trees provide nesting places and cavities for many birds and small mammals. The small, winged seeds are an important food for finches and chickadees. Snowshoe hare and white-tail deer browse the twigs and foliage in winter. Tolerates: Black walnut; deer; heavy shade Culture: Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Best sited in part shade in sheltered locations protected from strong drying winds and hot afternoon sun. Intolerant of drought and should be watered regularly in prolonged dry spels, particularly when plants are young. This plant appreciates a thick winter mulch. Noteworthy Characteristics: Tsuga canadensisis a dense, pyramidal conifer with flat sprays of lacy evergreen foliage which give this tree a graceful form Garden Uses: Evergreen conifer for shady areas of the landscape. Lawn specimen. Screen.