Tsuga canadensis 'Marilyn' / Marilyn Canadian hemlock

Tsuga canadensis 'Marilyn' is a dwarf selection of Canadian hemlock with stubby, downward nodding branch tips and light-green foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 to 18 inches (30 - 45 cm) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of around 1 inch (2.5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the early 1980s by Joe Reis of Merritt, Long Island, New York.

Tsuga canadensis 'Marilyn' in the Flora Wonder Arboretum at Buchholz Nursery, Gaston, Oregon.
Photo by David Olszyk