These are mostly big, shallow-rooted trees with unusually graceful appearance. Horizontal to drooping branches bear needlelike leaves that are banded with white beneath, flattened and narrowed at the base to form distinct, short stalks. Small, oval brown cones hang down from branches. Deeply furrowed bark. Need some winter chill. Do best with acid soil, summer humidity, protection from hot sun and wind. Take well to heavy pruning; make excellent clipped hedges, screens. Easily damaged by salt and drought. In the Northwest, the hemlock woolly aphid can weaken these plants, especially those grown as hedges; it affects mainly T. heterophylla.Tsuga canadensis
Dense, pyramidal tree to 40–70 ft. or taller, half as wide. Tends to produce two or more trunks. Outer branchlets droop gracefully. Dark green, Í-in.-long needles, mostly arranged in opposite rows. Fine lawn tree, good background plant, outstanding clipped hedge. Many dwarf selections available.
Dense, pyramidal tree to 40–70 ft. or taller, half as wide. Tends to produce two or more trunks....
Represented in nurseries by its superior selection ‘Dropmore Scarlet‘, which climbs to 9&lsquo
Native to Eastern North America. Unlike most kinds of holly, this will thrive in boggy soils, although...