Tsuga canadensis 'Cole's Prostrate'
Common name: 
Cole's Prostrate Canadian Hemlock
Pronunciation: 
tsoo-GA ka-na-DEN-sis
Family: 
Pinaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen dwarf shrub, prostrate, spreading habit, slow growing, up to 1 ft high and 3 ft wide (0.3 × 0.9 m), dark green needles contrast with the silvery bark of the main horizontal branches.   Considered an excellent rock garden plant.
  • Partial shade.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4      The original plant was collected by H. R. Cole in 1929 at bottom of Mt. Madison in New Hampshire (Swartley, 1984).
  • Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden - Conifer Garden
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