Douglas Fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii
Size: #5
60-80 feet high x 20-25 feet wide
Pyramidal shape
Zone 3
Full Sun to Part Shade

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This is a Wyoming native found at mid elevations in our mountains. Prized as a Christmas tree because of its soft dark green needles, woodsy fragrance and classic pyramid form we’ve come to associate with evergreen trees. The literature is quite emphatic that this is a tree that needs consistent moisture in the soil but our experience in Wyoming suggests it can handle long periods of dry conditions after it gets established. Vastly underutilized! One of the largest evergreens on the market, but will probably take a lifetime to get to mature heights.

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.

About sizes of our plants:

Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.