Tsuga canadensis 'Mount Hood' / Mount Hood Canadian hemlock

Tsuga canadensis 'Mount Hood' is an dwarf, upright selection of Canadian hemlock with loose, open branching and white needles. To prevent the delicate white foliage from burning, one will need to plant this conifer in a shady spot with no direct sunlight. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 4 feet (1.3 m) tall and 3 feet (1 m) tall, an annual growth rate of 4 to 6 inches (10 - 15 cm).

This cultivar is one of several white-needled seedlings selected in the late 1990s by Edsal Wood, Aurora, Oregon; all of which were named for Oregon's volcanic mountaintops.

Tsuga canadensis 'Mount Hood' — a 10-year-old specimen in a private garden in southeastern Wisconsin. Contributor reports that this particular plant only grows at a rate of only 1 to 2 inches per year, in mostly shade, with a flattened growth habit and arching branches.
Photo by Tom Joswick