|Grid reference||ST 18573 79100|
|Common name||Eastern hemlock 'Microphylla'|
|Common name||Canadian hemlock 'Microphylla'|
|Origin||East North America|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||9.5M September 2015|
This tree is on the east bank of the brook, mid way between the conservatory and the Promenade.
General tree description
Tsuga canadensis 'Microphylla' is a cultivar of the Eastern hemlock Tsuga canadensis. This is a large tree (up to 30 metres) with a broad irregular crown, and orange-brown bark which becomes a dull, dark purplish-grey in older trees. The leaves are broadest near the base and have two whitish bands underneath. The cones are small and ovoid, 1.5 to 2.5cm long.
'Microphylla' forms a small tree (up to about 12 metres) whose tiny, heath-like leaves are typically 6mm in length.