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Tsuga mertensiana


Order: Pinales
   Family: Pinaceae
            Genus: Tsuga
                        Specie: Tsuga mertensiana

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil

Features: Blue-green leaves; purple cones

Uses: Conifer gardens Tree for large landscapes Parks Specimen tree Hedge Screen Bonsai

Zones: 4?9

Description: Native to western North America, this species grows to a height of 50 ft (15 m) in cultivation, more in favored conditions in the wild. It is slow growing with blue-green leaves with blunt tips. The young cones are purple, rarely green and mature to dark

Growth Habit: Broad conical habit

Comments: Cultivars available

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