Common Name: Canadian hemlock, eastern hemlock
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7
Height: 40 to 70 ft
Width: 25 to 35 ft
The hemlock is a beautiful tree that needs a particular environment to thrive. It does not do well in the urban environment because its site needs are usually incompatible. As a result, this tree is rarely seen in Minnesota's cities. This tree has numerous insect and disease problems. Hemlock will do well in abundantly moist, well-drained soils; partial shade; and with protection from wind.