Tsuga canadensis 'Gracilis'

Dwarf form, low growing, flat-globose, branches all nodding, sparsely branched.
A graceful small bush with drooping growth tips. Probably serveral very similar clones are now available.

Photo taken during summer 2002 at Plant Delights in North Carolina, USA.
Photo by Bill Barger
Close-up of foliage Photo taken during summer 2002 at Plant Delights in North Carolina, USA.
Photo by Bill Barger

Comments

Paul Mesi

Origin 1862 Surrey, England.

This is a very singular-looking variety of the Hemlock Spruce (Tsuga Canadensis), on account of its slender shoots, thin appearance, and small foliage. The leaves are linear, blunt-pointed, glossy, above and glaucous below; more or less obliquely placed all round the shoots, and seldom more than three lines long. Branches and branchlets very slender, little divided, more or less drooping at the ends, and rather thickly covered with the small, obliquely-placed leaves.

A very distinct and singular-looking variety, raised in the Nursery of Messrs. Waterer and Godfrey, at Knaphill, in Surrey, England.

Waterer ex Gordon Pinetum, ed. 1, Suppl., (1862)