An outstanding, underutilized hemlock, Tsuga canadensis ‘Cole’s Prostrate’ is a spreading cultivar with stiff main branches that knuckle under and bend downwards to create a truly prostrate form. Gnarly interior branches show off the plant’s silver bark, which adds dimension to the exceptional, low plant. Use the garden gem to drape over or around stones or walls in a site with partial shade. Alternatively, stake the plant for some height to create all kinds of interest.
- Garden Size: 6″H x 4’W
- Dwarf: 3-5″/year
- Habit: Prostrate
- Hardiness: Zone 4
- Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Many perennials and bonsai plants will have a ‘winter look’ that differs from how they look when actively growing. Colder temperatures and short days alter the appearance of these plants as they go thru seasonal changes. Some plants require this reboot to bloom and/or perform at their best during the growing season. Plants may remain semi-dormant until early spring. Rest assured that these cosmetic changes do not adversely affect the health of your plant.