Tsuga Carrière


From the Japanese name.

Evergreen trees and shrubs with horizontal branches and pendulous branchlets. Leaves short, linear, blunt, two-ranked. Male and female cones on the same tree. Male cones solitary and more or less round in axillary clusters. Female cones solitary on the ends of the previous year's growth, pendulous, ripening in the first year. Seeds 2 on each scale, winged.

Tsuga dumosa (D. Don) Eichler and T. mertensiana (Bong.) Carrière are sometimes offered in the nursery trade.

10 species from Northern Temperate regions, America & Asia E. of the Himalaya.

8 species held by the Otway Ridge Arboretum in 1991.

Leaves mostly 2-ranked, blunt-tipped, the base extending down the stem as in Picea but differing in having a short stalk and smaller basal extension down stem.

Swartley (1984).

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Pinaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Pinopsida
order     Pinales
family      Pinaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species        Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carrière
species        Tsuga heterophylla Sarg.