Tsuga diversifolia
Common name: 
Northern Japanese Hemlock
Pronunciation: 
tsoo-GA di-ver-si-FO-li-a
Family: 
Pinaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen tree, to 80 ft (25 m), but often a shrub in cultivation, narrow conical crown.  Young shoots are short, pubescent, yellow or red-brown.  Needles densely arranged, linear-oblong, 5-15 mm long, to 2.4 mm wide, dark green, glossy, and furrowed above, two chalk white stomatal bands below.  Cones are 1.5-2.5 cm long, ovate, and nearly sessile.
  • Sun or shade
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (4) 5     Native to Japan.  Cultivated since 1861
  • diversifolia: diverse-leaved.
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    small tree

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    foliage

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    needles