• Close-up of the white shoots and green foliage of TSUGA canadensis 'Gentsch White'
  • A specimen of TSUGA canadensis 'Gentsch White' in winter with a height of approximately 1.5 m and 12 years old.

TSUGA canadensis ‘Gentsch White’

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This eastern hemlock is a slow growing form. The foliage of TSUGA canadensis ‘Gentsch White’ is variegated (white/green). This plant is perfect for small gardens. VERY RARE.


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TSUGA canadensis ‘Gentsch White’ is an eastern hemlock. It has many qualities:

  • In spring, the shoots are white. This is very surprising and rare in the plant world. They then illuminate the garden.
  • Then these white shoots become variegated with white and green. This variegation fades towards fall.
  • Unlike the type species, T. ‘Gentsch White’ develops in a shrubby shape (see the photo).
  • Its very slow growth allows it to find a place even in small gardens.
  • Its small, very fine evergreen foliage and its shape predestine this plant to Bonsai.

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How to grow and care for TSUGA canadensis ‘Gentsch White’?

  1. Find it a place, preferably in partial shade, although it is happy with full sun as well.
  2. This small conifer can be planted in a pot, container or in a flower bed.
  3. It grows in light, normal or heavy soil that can be moist, moderately moist or dry. An acidic, neutral or calcareous pH is suitable.
  4. If you have to, prune the plant in March before new growth.

For a good preparation of the pot or ground, we have designed specific instructions available here. Furthermore, discover here how to water your garden and save water.

History and Origin

TSUGA canadensis come from North America. The territory extends from Minnesota, Georgia and Alabama to Nova Scotia and southern Quebec. They are classified as “nearly threatened” in their natural habitat.

TSUGA live very long lives. The oldest specimens are more than 500 springs old. Although the type species can reach heights of 30 meters, TSUGA canadensis ‘Gentsch White’ will only reach a height of 1.50 m after 10 years. Given its slow growth, adult height will be greatly reduced.

The British introduced the first specimens in 1735. Furthermore, the Germans frequently cultivate them and also use them in forestry.

The bark of this conifer contains plenty of tannins. As a result, the leather industry used it on a large scale. The wood is used for construction and railway ties.

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