The Graceful Eastern Hemlock Bonsai In a Tokoname Pot (No. 17821)

SKU: WEB17821
Shipping: $22.00 (Fixed Shipping Cost)

This is a One-Of-A-Kind Japanese Black Pine

The eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) makes an exquisite bonsai specimen with its delicate, feathery foliage and slender, weeping branches. This evergreen conifer is native to the eastern United States and Canada, but when trained as a bonsai, it transforms into an elegant miniature tree.

Aesthetic Qualities

The flat, soft needles of the eastern hemlock are a rich green color that provides a lush, textured appearance. The branches cascade downwards in a graceful, flowing manner that evokes a sense of tranquility. When meticulously pruned and wired, the hemlock's slender branchlets can be shaped into mesmerizing undulating patterns. The bark is reddish-brown and scaly, adding visual interest and a sense of age to the bonsai as it matures. In the spring, the new growth emerges as light green candles before unfurling into flattened needles.

Growth Habits

As a bonsai, the eastern hemlock has a slow and compact growth habit, making it well-suited for this art form. It responds well to pruning and wiring techniques used to achieve the desired size and shape. With proper care, an eastern hemlock bonsai can live for decades, even centuries in some cases.

Care Requirements

This species prefers partial shade to full sun and moist, well-draining acidic soil. It is important to keep the soil evenly moist but not overly wet. During the growing season, regular pruning, wiring, and repotting every 2-3 years is recommended to maintain its miniature size and sculpted appearance. With its gracious form, lush evergreen foliage, and rewarding growth habits, the eastern hemlock bonsai is a highly prized specimen among bonsai enthusiasts and a wonderful addition to any collection.


  • This Pine is 11.5" tall, measured from the soil to the top of tree.
  • The spread is 15"
  • It ships in a 8" Tokoname pot
  • Photographed on June 11, 2024
  • Ships from our Massachusetts Nursery

The tree you see if the tree you'll receive.

*** This is an expensive Bonsai. We've likely been watering, fertilizing, pruning, and weeding this tree for a long time. Once this tree leaves our facility, watering, fertilizing, etc is beyond our control. If you buy this bonsai, we assume you're a responsible person and that you know what you are purchasing. THEREFORE - The Buyer acknowledges and agrees that Bonsai Outlet makes no warranties once the Product leaves our nursery. All One-Of-A-Kind Trees are listed AND sold “as is”. Sales are considered final. No refunds or exchanges will be offered in any instance. Bonsai Outlet assumes no responsibility for the health and welfare of the products after they leave our nursery. Please ask care questions prior to buying, if you are unsure.

The Graceful Eastern Hemlock Bonsai In a Tokoname Pot (No. 17821)

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