Tsuga canadensis 'Palomino' / Palomino Canadian hemlock

Tsuga canadensis 'Palomino' is a dwarf, dome-shaped, flat-topped form of Canadian hemlock with irregular, congested growth. It is a member of the "cinnamon-tip" group of similar cultivars. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will stand 2 feet (60 cm) tall and 3 feet (90 cm) wide, a growth rate of 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm) per year.

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the late 1960s by Otto Gentsch, West Merrick, Long Island, New York, who sold the plant to Mr. Paul Palomino of Long Island, NY which accounts for its current name. It was also known in the nursery trade as 'Gentsch Dwarf Globe.'

Tsuga canadensis 'Palomino' in the Flora Wonder Arboretum at Buchholz Nursery, Gaston, Oregon.
Photo by David Olszyk
Tsuga canadensis 'Palomino' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by David Olszyk
Tsuga canadensis 'Palomino.' — photo from spring of 2003 in Moline, Illinois. The plant shown is about 18 years of age.
Photo by Chub Harper
Tsuga canadensis 'Palomino' in northwestern Pennsylvania, USDA Zone 5b.
Photo by William Dunagin