I now have three of these beautiful Mountain Hemlocks. I’m pushing the envelope by planting these because most references say they need more shade that we can give them. But they are so beautiful I’m willing to risk failure. My most recent 5-foot specimen now sits behind the garage, and gets even less light than my other two (which seem to be happily existing and even growing – if slowly). I’m hoping this latest addition grows well, with only an open habit as a result of its shaded location.
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!