Taxon  Report   6495 
Picea sitchensis  (Bong.) Carrière
Sitka spruce
Picea sitchensis
© 2016 Steve Matson
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Picea sitchensis
© 2016 Steve Matson
Picea sitchensis
© and Buff Corsi 2013 California Academy of Sciences
Picea sitchensis, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Picea sitchensis
© 2016 Steve Matson
Family: PINACEAE  
Genus: Picea
Coastal Strand, North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Redwood Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Picea sitchensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on

Cindie Meyer (YouTube):  How to identify this tree.

Photo Tour:  Institute for Redwood Ecology, Humboldt State University.

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 21, 2018).

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