These are lovely native trees that grow near the tree line in the Cascade Mountains. I happened a few of them for sale at Sky Nursery while searching for a replacement tree for the two pine trees we had removed. This species wasn’t on the official list ok’d by the city, so I took a picture and sent it to the arborist for approval. I just love the picturesque craggy shape the limbs of these trees take on as they age, similar to a Mountain Hemlock but with rounder needle groupings (I’m sure there’s an official botanist term for that…). And this species prefers partial shade, so I’m hoping it does well in our garden.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!