Tsuga canadensis var. pendula
Common name: 
Weeping Hemlock
Pronunciation: 
tsoo-GA ka-na-DEN-sis
Family: 
Pinaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen shrub, 2+ ft (0.6 m) high, 5+ ft (1.5 m) wide [very old specimens have reached a height over 6 ft (2 m)], overlapping drooping branches, weeping form with contorted branches.  Actually there is variation in the habit and the name represents a group rather than a single type.  Some of the forms comprise the popular Sargents Weeping Hemlock (T. canadensis 'Sargentii') (Jacobson, 1996).
  • Part shade.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (3)4
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: west of Oxford House on Jefferson Ave.
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  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • plant habit

    plant habit, sheared

  • plant habit, staked at 4 ft

    plant habit, staked at 4 ft

  • foliage

    foliage

  • branches, branchlets and needles

    branches, branchlets and needles

  • plant habit, older plant

    plant habit, older plant

  • plant habit, improperly pruned

    plant habit, improperly pruned

  • branchlets

    branchlets