Taxon  Report   8170    
Tsuga heterophylla  (Raf.) Sarg.
Western hemlock
Tsuga heterophylla
© 2010 Keir Morse
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Tsuga heterophylla
© 2016 Zoya Akulova
Tsuga heterophylla
© 2016 Zoya Akulova
Tsuga heterophylla, 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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Tsuga heterophylla
© 2008 Timothy D. Ives
Family: PINACEAE  
Genus: Tsuga
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, North Coastal Coniferous Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Tsuga heterophylla
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


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).