Himalayan Hemlock (Tsuga dumosa)

Tsuga Dumoasa

Tsuga Dumoasa

Himalayan Hemlock

Scientific Name – Tsuga dumosa

Native to the eastern Himalayas, this is a rare tree that is more common in Ireland than the UK – with only a few trees in south west.

The bark on old trees is similar to that of old larch trees – pinkish, heavily ridged with wide, shallow fissures. Two distinct growth patterns have been identified with small trees forming ovoid pendulous bushes and larger trees being multi-stemmed with broad, irregular crowns.