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Species: Pseudotsuga menziesii

(su-do-su'gah men-zee'zee-eye)

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Douglas Fir

Found on Course Walks

Evergreens with Scales

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

None Listed

Cultivars

There are many cultivars of this species. As with most evergreen there are several dwarf varieties.

'Aurea', 'Blue', 'Carnefix Weeping', 'Compact', 'Cross Selection', 'De Bunn', 'Emerald Twist', 'Fastigiata', 'Fletcheri', 'Graceful Grace', 'Graceful Grace', 'Hale', 'Hillside Gold', 'Hillside Pride', 'Jackson's Witch's Broom', 'Little Jon', 'Loggerhead', 'Pendula', 'Seattle Mountain', 'Shorty's Blue', 'Skyline', 'var. glauca', 'Waggin' Tails'

Ornamental Characteristics

Tree > 30 feet

40' - 80'

Evergreen

openly pyramidal

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun

3b

Can tolerate acid to alkaline soil (pH 5.0 to 8.0)

do not expose to winter wind; full sun required

Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

Several insect and disease problems

Bare Root Transplanting

Difficult

Other

native to western Canada, United States and Mexico; transplant B & B in spring or fall. Moderately rapid growth

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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