Taxon  Report   6495    
Picea sitchensis  (Bong.) Carrière
Sitka spruce
Picea sitchensis
© 2016 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Picea sitchensis
© 2016 Steve Matson
Picea sitchensis
© 2016 Steve Matson
Picea sitchensis, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Picea sitchensis
© 2018 Richard Spjut
Family: PINACEAE  
Genus: Picea
Communities: Coastal Strand, North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Redwood Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Picea sitchensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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

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

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).