Common Name: mountain hemlock
Origin/Ecology: Native to BC
Habit: Narrowly pyramidal, pendulous, upright, to 15 m tall, 7 m wide.
Leaves: Needles in singles, spirally arranged all around shoot, <2 cm, dark green to blue green.
Leaf Arrangement: Spiral
Flowers and Fruit: Male cones tiny, yellow. Female cones tiny, purple, terminal. Fruit small cylindrical cones, pendant, sessile, terminal, reddish-brown.
Bark: Grey-brown, moderately fissured.
Water Use, Soil: Humus rich
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Landscape Uses: Container planting, forestry, reclamation, screening, shade tree, specimen, wetlands/bogs, wildlife food, wind break.
Limitations: Heart rot
Other Features: Adapted to snow. Has pegs.