GPS Coordinates: 40.02611, -75.314161
The Weeping Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula') is a slow growing ornamental evergreen that forms a dense and graceful mound and a rather shallow root system—more wide than tall (10-15 feet in height and 30 feet in width)—whose overlapping pendulous branches may conceal a rather contorted trunk. It is a tree constituted of multiple layers, with horizontal branches, each of which is covered with smaller weeping branches. These smaller branches are encased in lustrous short dark green needles and small cones which depend upon the short stalks. Having the ability to tolerate a large amount of shade, particularly when they are young, these trees thrive in moist, well-drained soil from anything from full sun to full shade.