This graceful evergreen is one of the few shade tolerant evergreens for our landscapes. There are around 14 species that have been identified. Four of them come from the United States while the others originated in the Himalayan Mountains, China, Taiwan, and Japan.



Tsuga canadensis Canadian Hemlock
T. caroliniana Carolina Hemlock
T. diversifolia Japanese Hemlock
T. heterophylla Western Hemlock

T. mertensiana 

Mountain Hemlock
T. sieboldli Siebold Hemlock*
*Named for plant explorer, Philip von Siebold


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