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Doug Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
sue-do-SUE-ga men-ZEE-see-eye
Description

Douglas Fir is an evergreen pine tree in the pine family.  Plant it in full sun to partial shade in an acidic well-drained loamy soil.  When it is young it has an open, spired pyramid shape.  As it ages it loses lower branches. It is easy to transplant when young.  It is not tolerant of drought conditions.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Weevils, bark beeltes, spider mites, aphids and galls are common.  Heart rot, root rot, and needlecast are occasional disease problems.

 

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Fastigiata, var. menziesii
Tags:
#evergreen#conifer#evergreen tree#Christmas tree
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Fastigiata, var. menziesii
Tags:
#evergreen#conifer#evergreen tree#Christmas tree
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pseudotsuga
    Species:
    menziesii
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South East Alaska to Mexico
    Dimensions:
    Height: 40 ft. 0 in. - 150 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 12 ft. 0 in. - 40 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Open
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    No flowers, 3" to 4" light brown to red-brown cones. Trees are monoecious.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    1 to 1.5 in. needles
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Frequent Disease Problems
    Frequent Insect Problems