Tsuga heterophylla

Attractively shaped, adaptable. Utilized extensively by Native Americans.

Western hemlock

Photo credit: Crusier

young hemlock

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

hemlock cones

Photo credit: Sten Porse

  • Western hemlock
  • young hemlock
  • hemlock cones

Plant Details

Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Seedlings prefer to develop under shade.
Mature Height:
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Fairly dry to wet sites
Special Uses:
Attracts birds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; Grown for timber production