Western Hemlock

Tsuga heterophylla

Western Hemlock, Tsuga heterophylla, is another conifer which is gaining increasing prominence within UK forestry. It is well known for its ability so self seed readily, but this in turn is a reflection of Western Hemlock's high tolerance for shade; it is often planted as an under-storey. It will grow well on a wide range of soils, except chalk. Western Hemlock needs a good supply of moisture and planting is normally confined to western areas. It even survives low temperatures, but tender tips can be susceptible to spring frosts and it is generally intolerant of exposure. For these reasons, in wetter, western areas Western Hemlock tends to be planted on similar sites to Douglas Fir along sheltered valleys. Growth is slightly slower than Douglas although initial growth will be slow on infertile soils and the species is fairly drought sensitive.

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Category Common Name Species Name Height (cm) 15+ 105+ 1005+ Quantity available
Conifer Western Hemlock Tsuga heterophylla 20-40 150 55 45 230