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Western Hemlock

Tsuga heterophylla

Plant Data

Order:
Pinales
Family:
Pinaceae (Pine)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
The small pendulous egg-shaped cones when young are green with papery scales. On maturing, the cones become brown, up to 3cm in size.
Fruit:
Small, stalkless, reddish brown and egg-shaped hanging cones.
Leaves:
An evergreen conifer with needle-like leaves, up to 2cm long. The dark green, glossy needles are blunt-tipped with 2 white bands on the underside.
Maximum Size:
45 meters tall.
Aroma:
The needles when crushed smells of grapefruit.
Other Names:
Western Hemlock-spruce.
Habitats:
Gardens, parkland, woodland.