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planting Weeping Hemlock ??

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by betmr, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,663

    I'm putting in a Weeping Hemlock. Is it better to have the lean of it, towards or away from the direction of the Sun? Or does it not matter?

    I would like some opinions on this please.
  2. CMerLand

    CMerLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    Hemlocks prefer shade, require moist well drained soil and must not be subject to winds. If you dont have these conditions wont matter which way you face it cause it will be dead within 5 years. Weeping cedar might be a better choice if in full sun.
  3. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,663

    The sun will start to hit it at about noon, and continue untill about 4:00 pm or so, then be filtered by other trees across the yard from there. I put it with the lean to the South, toward the Sun.

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