Alpha Upright Canadian Hemlock

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Sun to Shade Alpha Upright Canadian Hemlock

  • Excellent Evergreen for Small Space Gardens
  • Grows in Sun to Shade and Everything in Between
  • Slow-Grower Rarely Needs Pruning
  • Superlative Foundation Plant
  • Soft, Feathery Foliage
  • Remains Dark-Green Year-Round
  • Add Steady Structure and Delightful Texture
  • Use as a Hedge That Never Needs Shearing
  • Perfect Screening Evergreen
  • Dense All the Way to the Ground
  • Low Maintenance

Contemporary garden design trends are embracing soft, "fluffy" evergreens. People are putting down the hedge trimmers and letting evergreens develop into their natural forms.

Alpha Upright Canadian Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis 'Alpha Upright') grows into a lovely column of dark green. The fine-textured growth remains lush and dense all the way to the ground.

Alpha Upright Canadian Hemlock is a marvelous example. With extraordinary feathery foliage, this compact Hemlock shrub stays trim and tidy without any need for regular pruning.

Best of matter how much sun you receive throughout your landscape, this plant becomes a very valuable asset in your property. Sun exposure simply isn't an issue with this improved cultivar.

Use it with pride in your foundation plantings. Run a long row of them to create a carefree hedge. Hide unattractive views.

It stays a perfect size for modern lots. Kids will love to brush their hands along the soft, flat sprays.

Stylish Alpha Upright Canadian Hemlock delivers an organic look; along with year-round structure and color. In return, it asks for very little care.

Hemlock is native to North America, but this special variety looks like it stepped out of a Fairy Tale. Songbirds will take shelter among the lacy foliage.

Upgrade your privacy plantings without fear they'll take over your whole yard. This is an outstanding selection that stays quite narrow.

You can even grow these graceful evergreens in enormous outdoor containers for many years. Even if you don't have a yard, you can enjoy these special shrubs on your deck or balcony. (Keep them watered well, and apply mulch over their root systems!)

Our expert team of plantsmen are pleased to deliver this exceptional Hemlock. Place your order for Alpha Upright Canadian Hemlock today!

How to Use Alpha Upright Canadian Hemlock in the Landscape

Create an enchanting sense of privacy in your landscape to squeeze the maximum value from your space. Plant "garden walls" to define hard-working outdoor rooms.

Host private dinner parties outside. Share a cup of coffee with friends and neighbors in an intimate front-yard seating area. Shield prying eyes from peeking at your pool deck.

Plants like this work so hard in your garden design. Add just one to effortlessly decorate a bare spot between the windows in your foundation planting.

Use two flanking either side of a garden gate. You'll generate a grand sense of entry without extra work on your part.

Plant a hedgerow for a solid screen two feet on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Use a double, zigzagging, staggered row for faster results.

No need to keep the hedge straight, either. Follow the lay of your land for the most appealing, natural results.

Alpha Upright Canadian Hemlock is also an excellent choice to repeat as a steadfast backdrop for flowering perennials and small shrubs.

Follow the tried-and-true designer trick and include evergreens in thirty percent of your plant choices.

You'll love the frosted look Hemlock gets while wearing a snowy cap in wintertime!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Versatile Alpha Upright Canadian Hemlock can be grown without regard to sun conditions. They do need a three-inch layer of mulch over their root systems to keep them nice and cool.

Mulch should not touch the main stem. Please pull it back at least six inches for proper air circulation.

Apply a medium amount of water on a regular basis. When it gets dry, drop the hose beneath it and let it soak the surrounding area.

During planting, use Nature Hills Root Booster according to the label directions. You'll set your beautiful new plant up for a lifetime of successful growth, with ingredients that help roots access water and nutrients.

Don't be without at least one of these high-end beauties in your landscape. You'll be back for more, consider ordering several to complete your entire project while we have them in stock.

Order the exciting Alpha Upright Canadian Hemlock from Nature Hills today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Alpha Upright Canadian Hemlock Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Tsuga canadensis 'Alpha Upright'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No