Tsuga canadensis (Eastern Hemlock)
Also known as: Canadian Hemlock
Native: North-eastern United States and Canada
Location: Cultivated in northern states and in western Europe in gardens and botanical collections, and occasionally for its timber, although of poor quality.
The inner bark has been important in leather tanning.
Leaves are in rows on either side of the shoot with an extra row along the top flattened to the shoot and with the white underside uppermost, a useful feature for recognition.
Pollen and Seed Cones
Male and female cones open in May, males about 3mm across, greenish yellow, females slightly larger and greenish.
Mature cones are 12mm to 25mm long, ripening from green to brown in October.