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Re: hemlocks and garden railroads?

I expect that keeping a tree with 100ft genes to a couple feet would be extremely difficult unless you treated them similar to bonsai (which theoretically may be possible). Unlike most needle evergreens, you can clip/hedge prune hemlock. Two things they won't tolerate are drought and a windy location (as I have learned the hard way). There are some natural dwarfs - have you checked Rich's Foxwillow Pines Nursery in Woodstock, IL, NW of Chicago? 'Course they aren't cheap...

On Saturday, April 23, 2005, at 07:30 PM, Donna wrote:

While browsing ebay, seen this auction for Canadian Hemlock's. Of course the
price is cheap, they are stated as only being 1-2 ft. They also made this
comment that you can trim them and how large they will grow (100ft)

So.... of course, not thinking about these for my gardens, but John's train.
Anyone ever try to keep them small? How wide would they be at that small
stage? Could I keep them that way?


Who envisions tiny little hemlocks in the forest area.

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