Tsuga canadensis 'Popeleski' / Popeleski Canadian hemlock

Tsuga canadensis 'Popeleski' is a dwarf, low-spreading selection of Canadian hemlock with irregular, dense branching and congested, tiny, dark-green foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 inches (30 cm) tall and 20 inches (50 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of around 1 inch (2.5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected by Joseph Popeleski of Greenlawn, Long Island, New York who later gave the plant to Joe Cesarini of Sayville, Long Island, New York.

Tsuga canadensis 'Popeleski' in the Flora Wonder Arboretum at Buchholz Nursery, Gaston, Oregon.
Photo by David Olszyk
Tsuga canadensis 'Popeleski' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by David Olszyk