Cole’s Prostrate Hemlock

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Cole’s Prostrate Hemlock is a wonderful plant to add to the shade garden or boulder garden.  Reaching a height of only 18″-24″ and 4′ wide (after many years), this slow growing evergreen cascades over boulders or is a great groundcover in the garden.

This is our Cole’s Prostrate Hemlock at home which has been here in our boulder garden for 7-8 years now.  It is a wonderful, trouble free dwarf conifer.  It’s mounded shape is the perfect complement for the boulders as it creeps slowly down the wall.   The new growth is a bright green and the needles stay a dark vibrant green all year – even in the winter providing winter interest.  Hardy in zones 3-7, an added bonus is that it is tolerant of the black walnut and is deer and rabbit resistant!

We have a limited supply in our specialty evergreen section.  If you are thinking of a low-maintenance accent plant to your landscape – consider the Cole’s Prostrate Hemlock.