This is not often seen in English gardens, and the general impression from this is that it will not grow there. But a correspondent says :

"The hemlock does well in England, but is not so common as yew. There is a grand specimen at Dropmore, planted by Frost more than fifty years ago, but I forget the dimensions; it was a fine tree when I saw it nearly thirty years since".

From this it would seem that the only reason for the scarcity is the want of enterprise among English nurserymen in introducing it.