Botanical name: Pseudotsuga menziesii
Family: Pinaceae (pine)
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- Pseudotsuga means false hemlock.
- In the west, it is one of the largest evergreens reaching heights of up to 200′. Grows 50 to 80 feet, sometimes more, in Rocky Mountain area.
- single needles with tips that are not sharp.
- Hardiness zones: 5A – 6B