Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas Fir

  • Pseudotsuga menziesii,  Douglas Fir
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii,  Douglas Fir
  • Plant type
    • Coniferous Tree
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Full Sun
  • Soil conditions
    • Very Dry
    • Dry
  • Upland/wetland ratings
    • UPL-Very dry, found in upland
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 1.2-3 ft., 1-2 ft.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 16 ft., 8 ft.
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 125 ft., 40 ft.
 

A very common NW conifer, the Douglas Fir graces many a neighborhood already. The average height of an old growth tree is between 75-125 ft. It can be used as a specimen tree or sheared to make a large hedge. Prefers well drained soils. Not good for interplanting in established areas since it needs full sun when young to thrive. Better to use the Western Red Cedar or Western Hemlock for adding connifers to an existing wooded area.

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