- Plant IDs
- ID By Type
- Evergreen Trees
- Tsuga heterophylla
Common name: Western hemlock
Tsuga heterophylla is native to the Pacific coast from Northern California to Southern Alaska. It is a very large tree and is recognizable by its drooping tip. Western hemlocks are the most shade-tolerant and have the densest canopy of any tree on the Pacific coast, which is why you see their seedlings thriving in dark, shady forest understories.
Tree photo by MPF, via Wikimedia Commons
Branch photo by Menchi at English Wikipedia via Wikimedia Commons