Chinese Hemlock Tsuga chinensis

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Botanical Name:

Tsuga chinensis

Family:

Pinaceae

Genus:

Tsuga

Species:

chinensis

Common Name:

Chinese Hemlock

Height:
100-120 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6

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  • Tsuga chinensis

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/8" deep , tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: seedlings need shade for their first year.
In a Nutshell:
* T. chinensis is a large tree with bark that is a blackish brown in colour. The scaly bark has irregular longitudinal breaks, and lenticels that are very inconspicuous. The outer bark is about 6 mm thick with alternating tiered layers of pale yellowish brown corky bark, and brown lignified fibrous bark. The newly formed periderm is a purplish red. more...
* Of broadly conical form, often bushy, cones to 1", dark purple when young, needles resemble T. heterophylla, but lighter green, native to central and western China.
* Inner bark - raw or dried, ground into a powder and then used as a thickening in soups etc or mixed with cereals when making bread. A herbal tea is made from the young shoot tips. These tips are also an ingredient of 'spruce beer' more...