Tsuga canadensis 'Jeddeloh' / Jeddeloh's Canadian hemlock

Tsuga canadensis 'Jeddeloh,' according to the Iseli Nursery catalog is a dwarf, spreading mound of short light green foliage with gray-white bands of stomata on the underside. The center of the plant forms a unique, depressed funnel-shape, often referred to as "bird's nest". After 10 years of growth a plant will be considered mature at a height of 20 inches (50 cm) tall and 32 inches (80 cm) wide, a growth rate of 1.5 to 2 inches (3.5 - 5 cm) per year.

This cultivar originated as a seedling found in a cemetery in German, in the early 1950s, by zu Jeddeloh Nursery, Edewecht, Germany.

Tsuga canadensis 'Jeddeloh' in the private garden of former ACS Presdent Dennis Groh. It was his very first conifer now over 50 years old.
Photo by Dennis Groh
Tsuga canadensis 'Jeddeloh' in a private garden in Ridgefield, Washington; accessioned in 2006; photo from 2021.
Photo by Ellen Smart
Tsuga canadensis 'Jeddeloh' in a private garden in Kansas; photo from October 2006.
Photo by David Stegmaier
Tsuga canadensis 'Jeddeloh' — photo copyright of The Wildlife & Conifer Garden, donated by Don and Nonda Surratt, Ohio, USA.
Photo by Nonda Surratt
Tsuga canadensis 'Jeddeloh' purchased in 2010, photographed August 2013 in a private garden in central Maine.
Photo by Wynne Keller