Plants starting with H



Tsuga spp.

Tsuga is a genus of conifers in the pine family Pinaceae. The common name hemlock is derived from a perceived similarity in the smell of its crushed foliage to that of the unrelated plant poison hemlock. Unlike the latter, Tsuga species are not poisonous.

Eight to ten species are within the genus (depending on the authority), with four species occurring in North America and four to six in eastern Asia.

They are medium-sized to large evergreen trees, ranging from 10-60 m (33-197 ft) tall, with a conical to irregular crown, the latter occurring especially in some of the Asian species. The leading shoots generally droop. The bark is scaly and commonly deeply furrowed, with the colour ranging from grey to brown. The branches stem horizontally from the trunk and are usually arranged in flattened sprays that bend downward towards their tips.

  • Hemlock
  • Recommendation: Remove
  • Fire Resistance: Poor
  • Native: No
  • Hemlock

Hen and Chicks

Echeveria spp.
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Recommendation: Prefer
  • Fire Resistance: Very Good
  • Native: No

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