Zone: 3 to 7

Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet

Spread: 2.00 to 4.00 feet

Bloom Time: Non-flowering

Bloom Description: Non-flowering

Sun: Part shade to full shade

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Low

Leaf: Evergreen

Other: Winter Interest

Tolerate: Deer, Heavy Shade, Black Walnut

Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Tolerates full sun in northern parts of its growing range. Intolerant of drought and should be watered regularly in prolonged dry spells, particularly when young.

 ‘Cole’s Prostrate’ is a slow-growing, dwarf prostrate form that is typically grown as a ground cover. It spreads flat on the ground usually exposing bare branches in the center over time. The silver-white branch bark contrasts well with the dark green needled foliage. Over the first 10 years, ‘Cole’s Prostrate’ will rise to as much as 1’ tall with a spread to 2-4’. Plants will edge down slopes, spread over flat ground, crawl over smaller rocks or creep over the edge of a wall.


A healthy plant in the proper environment has few problems. 

Tsuga canadensis 'Cole's Prostrate' (Canadian hemlock)


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