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Springtime Greenery

Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Canadian Hemlock(4 of 15)

Produces brown cones less than one inch
Plant in rich, moist, but-well drained soil; does not tolerate drought
Plant in full sun to partial shade; does not tolerate heat or urban stress
Prune as needed in the spring
Watch for tiny "cotton ball" growths at base of needles – sign of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
Height: 40-70 feet; Width: 30-50 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 3-7:
Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; avoid exposure to winter wind.
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; avoid exposure to winter wind.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun to partial shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; avoid exposure to winter wind.
Zone 6: Plant in fall; plant in light to partial shade; avoid exposure to winter wind.
Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in light to partial shade; avoid exposure to winter wind; may struggle in warmer areas of this zone.

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