Tsuga canadensis 'Smith' / Smith Canadian hemlock

Tsuga canadensis 'Smith' is an irregular globose to conical selection of Canadian hemlock with stubby, clumping branching and short, dark-green needles that have a hint of blue. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 inches (30 cm) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of around 1 inch (2.5 cm).

Smith Canadian hemlock, despite being a very attractive and desirable cultivar, is unfortunately of unknown origin.

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