Tsuga canadensis 'Guldemond's Dwarf' / Guldemond's Dwarf Canadian hemlock

Tsuga canadensis 'Guldemond's Dwarf' is a dense, irregularly pyramidal selection of Canadian hemlock with dark green foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 4.5 feet (1.5 m) tall and 3 feet (1m) wide, an annual growth rate of 4 to 6 inches (10 - 15 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the early 1960s by D. Guldemond of Linglestown, Pennsylvania. John Vermeulen nursery of Neshanic Station, New Jersey later introduced it the nursery trade.

Tsuga canadensis 'Guldemond's Dwarf. This plant was planted in the Harper Collection at Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton Michigan in 1981. This was one of the original 350 plants that Justin (Chub) Harper donated to the gardens. As of January 2019, it is approximately 26 feet tall and 19 feet wide.
Photo by Craig Burkeen