Taxon  Report   8171    
Tsuga mertensiana  (Bong.) Carrière
Black hemlock,  Hemlock spruce, Mountain hemlock, Patton spruce, Sierra hemlock, Western hemlock
Tsuga mertensiana, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Family: PINACEAE  
Genus: Tsuga
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: slopes

Communities: Subalpine Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Tsuga crassifolia
More information about  Tsuga mertensiana
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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: Dec 07, 2019).