Tsuga canadensis 'Summer Snow'
Common name: 
Summer Snow Hemlock
Summer Snow Eastern Hemlock
Pronunciation: 
tsoo-GA ka-na-DEN-sis
Family: 
Pinaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen tree, reportedly growing 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) per year and having a broad conical form; reaching 6-15 ft (1.8-4.5 m) in 10 years.  New growth in spring is white, which is in strong contrast to the dark-green interior foliage; the new foliage greens as it matures.
  • Part sun to shade
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4      Originally propagated by John Mitsch, Aurora, Oregon
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  • plant habit, late June

    plant habit, late June

  • needles

    needles