Tsuga canadensis 'Ashfield Weeper' / Ashfield Weeper Canada hemlock

The long, arching branches of this erect, irregularly-shaped hemlock have pendulous branchlets covered with lots of dark-green needles that are bigger than those of the species. The tree's smooth, gray bark combines with its swooping branches, draping branchlets and small cones and buds to create, over time, an elegant look in the landscape. If staked, 8' tall x 5' wide in 10 years. Found by Ormand Hamilton alongside a roadway in Ashfield, Massachusetts, in 1964.

Tsuga canadensis `Ashfield Weeper'
Photo by Len Stubenfoll