' An unusual dwarf, irregular plant whose needles are
curved around the shoots creating the most unique effect. Partial
shade. H:3' W:1'
' This forms a dwarf bright gold upright plant
attaining best color in full sun. It was found in 1918 on an exposed
slope near Eaton, New Hampshire by Samuel Everitt of Huntington, L.I.,
New York. H:4-5' W:3' in 20 years.
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' (conical group) A beautiful specimen tree or screen
will be made with this dwarf upright with dark green foliage. Partial
shade is best. The origin is not known but the original tree is located
in Geneva, NY, at the former home of the founder of Maxwell Nurseries,
which is now the Trinity Church Home. A seventy year old specimen
is about 16 feet tall. H:3' W:3'
' (white tip group) This one forms a nicely shaped
globose to mounding bush with silver-white tips. Some annual shearing
is advised for compactness and a more intense color but the color
is brightest in the fall. Does best in partial shade. Discovered
by Otto Gentsch of West Merrick, L. I., NY. H:2' W:2'
' This selection is an introduction by John
Mitsch, of Aurora, Oregon. A nice golden, broad upright hemlock that
is rather fast growing. It will tolerate full sun or shade, but will
have best color in full sun. Excellent as a specimen.
' (conical group) A dwarf globe with excellent
color and tiny foliage. Growth is about 2-21/2" annually and will
grow in full sun. It originated as a seedling at Verkade's Nursery
located in Wayne, NJ around 1961.
' (spreading group) A very attractive dwarf mound,
often having a birds nest-like depression in the center, bright green. Sun
or light shade. This variety originated as a seedling from Jeddeloh
Nursery, Oldenburg, West Germany around 1965 and has become very popular
for the small garden. H:1' W:2'
' (twiggy group) Dense, irregular, dark green needles
grow approximately 1 cm. per year, making this pygmy dwarf
rare collectors addition to your garden. Ultimate height is 18". It
was found by Daniel St. George of Charlotte, VT, around 1927 at a
place called Cambell's Hump, near Waterbury, VT.
' This new selection has a bright gold color on the new needles
which looks absolutely brilliant against the older dark green needles.
Later in the season the gold turns to a deep green. The habit is vigorous
and I don't know the ultimate H:/ W: but like most hemlocks it will
tolerate shearing. H:8' W:4'
' (pendula group) Weeping Canadian Hemlock
attractive form growing into a low mound of over-lapping, drooping,
pendulous branches. Broader than high and dome-shaped in full age. Grows
well in sun or shade. This cultivar has been in cultivation since
1884 and is very popular in modern landscapes. H:3' W:5' but depends
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' A nice slow growing, broad compact pyramid
with pendulous tips in a medium green. This is a selection of Stockmans
Nursery of Greenlaw, NY and was introduced to the trade by Vermeulen
& Son Nursery around 1961. Very attractive plant. Partial shade.
Please prune the dwarf Blue Spruce to return to the top.
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