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Janet
Choosing a specimen plant
Janet

Hello everyone, I have a small yard in front of our house. I want to beautify the yard. I want to make it more attractive. I like the idea of a shady yard and I want to try one. I planted the seedlings of flowering plants that are usually seen in a shady yard. I bought some eastern hemlock seedlings from a nursery since I wanted it as the specimen plant in my yard. Eastern hemlock is an evergreen tree or shrub. I find it graceful and the golden-yellow foliage on it’s arching branches make it more attractive. Do you think it will look beautiful as a specimen plant? If it’s not, can you suggest a specimen plant?

Paul
Re: Choosing a specimen plant
Paul

Well, I think it is a highly your personal choice. I know there some people who would love to select a specimen plant, rather than pretty flowers. The eastern hemlock tree is known to have a variety of attributes and uses. It is truly one of the highest evergreen tree to our continued existence and welfare. But just remember that you should know that proper pest identification of a specimen plant which is also an important aspect. You can ask a pest control services about the specific work of your specimen plant that they should perform for further prevention of your tree.

Rumples
Re: Choosing a specimen plant
Rumples

Eastern Hemlock's root system can be agressive.  Couple that with surface roots and you may find it difficult to plant some other plants if you so desire.  

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