The Mountain Hemlock is a large, evergreen tree that is native to the west coast of North America. It grows from Alaska to central California. Hardy in zones 4-8.
Growing Instructions for the Mountain Hemlock
The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted outdoors in the fall or winter for spring germination or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy at any time of the year. 1. Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours. 2. Put the mixture in a ziplock bag. 3. Put the bag in the refrigerator and leave it there for 90 days. 4. The seeds like rich, moist soil. Sow the seeds in containers with a good quality potting soil or compost. 5. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil about a couple of millimeters thick. 6. Water the soil so that it is moist but not wet. Put the container in an area that is in shade. 7. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.