Also known as Canadian hemlock, this is a coniferous tree native to eastern Canada from Ontario to Nova Scotia. It grows well in shade and often inhabits northern-facing slopes, enjoying cool and humid conditions. The foliage is dark green and soft, with many short leaves. Seed cones are small and papery. Often found growing with pines and cedars and in mixed deciduous forests. It is a slow-growing tree that can live to over 500 years old.
Germination: Soak in water for 24 hours, then cold stratify for 60 days. Sow in a potting mix 1-2cm deep and keep from drying out. Seedlings require shade.
Packet contains at least 100 seeds.