Tsuga canadensis ‘Gentsch White’

Gentsch White Hemlock, Canadian Hemlock, Eastern Hemlock


This is a fascinating mutation of Canadian Hemlock that sports creamy-white new growth which contrasts well with the mature green growth. This shrub appears to be covered in snow!

This is a dwarf conifer that grows to 5’ in height and width after 10 years. While it can be sheared as a globose evergreen to 4’ tall and 4’ wide, it can also be allowed to enlarge to a larger size. Needles are ½” long and have two whitish bands of stomata underneath. The full extent of the white foliage occurs in the fall as the days shorten. Spring shearing will bring out a fresh new crop of white needles.


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