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Pseudotsuga menziesii/Douglas Fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii / Pseudotsuga menziesii
A grove of young trees with strong conical forms
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A grove of young trees with strong conical forms

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Scientific Name: Pseudotsuga menziesii
Common Name: Douglas Fir
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 40 - 50 feet
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: The Douglas fir, traditionally being one of the most important timber trees of the country is associated with landscapes at high elevations. The flat grayish-green needles are somewhat soft and are arranged around the twigs in a bottle bursh pattern. It needs a deep, well drained soil and can tolerate some drought once it is well established. Provide full sunlight for best performance although trees will grow in partial shade. Young trees have a strong pyramidal form but lose some of this form as old specimens.