Tsuga mertensiana 'Elizabeth'
Common name: 
Elizabeth Mountain Hemlock
Pronunciation: 
tsoo-GA mer-TEN-si-a-na
Family: 
Pinaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
Yes
  • Conifer, evergreen shrub, dwarf, flat spreading, less than a 1 ft high but 2 ft across in 10 years, foliage gray-blue.
  • Sun
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5     Reportedly found on Mount Rainier, Washington in about 1940 by Elsie Fry’e; named after daughter Elizabeth.
  • Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden - Conifer Garden
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