Tsuga mertensiana

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Tsuga mertensiana

20.00

The magnificent mountain hemlock of western North America from the Pacific Coast to the Rocky Mountains and coastal Alaska to 9000' in the Sierra Nevada is without a doubt my most favorite native conifer. Unfortunately is performs poorly in many parts of the US, thriving in warm and somewhat damp but certainly not constant high humidity combined with high temps. The northern subspecies produces grey-green needles. The southern subsp. range from Central Oregon on southward displays more of the grey-blue foliage. Growing to heights ranging from 30' to 120', they respond favorably to pruning and transplanting. The Pacific NW's most beautiful conifer does very well here at sea level. I permit and collect them in the Southern Cascades at 6-7K feet and then acclimate them for a couple of years before offering them locally for sale. Their blue foliage gets more intense the longer they stay here in the field beds mixed with compost. They go from 1-2" of alpine annual growth to 6-10" at sea level along Puget Sound. Full sun/partial shade.  Zone 5

I offer 40-60 year old specimens which are 5-10' tall and are available Jan-March, freshly dug and ready for replanting. Prices start at $90 and run up to $350. There are singles, doubles and some triple trunks as well.

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