Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database

Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii (Douglas Fir)



 Plantae – Plants


 Tracheobionta – Vascular plants


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 Coniferophyta – Conifers






 Pinaceae – Pine family


 Pseudotsuga Carrière – Douglas-fir


 Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco – Douglas-fir


 Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco var. menziesii – Douglas-fir

This magnificent, hardy, fast-growing evergreen tree is common in the Pacific northwest, from central British Columbia to California and hardy to USDA zone 4.

Reaching 200,' it develops majestic spires on the top, while the lower branches droop gracefully.

The dark green foliage stands in vivid contrast to the 4" cones - a favorite food of wildlife.

These trees are reported to live as many as 1000 years and develop huge trunks and thick, fire resistant bark.

Better yet, they grow on most soils, often under conditions hostile to other conifers.

Douglas Fir likes full sun and a heavy layer of mulch in the fall, if they are to be planted in the garden. Shear them back to form a large hedge and enjoy their sweet smell as you pass by.

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