PSEUDOTSUGA menziesii

Commonly known as Oregon Douglas fir

Tall fast growing tree with downswept branches which give a stately effect in parkland
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Ovoid, sharp-pointed, red-brown buds open to linear, soft, dark-green leaves 1.5-3cm (½-1¼in) long, 2 white bands beneath.
  • Height
    25-50m (80-160ft)
  • Spread
    6-10m (20-33ft)
  • Conifer
    Bark is smooth and grey, becoming thick, corky, deeply-ridged and red-brown. Produces ovoid-conical female cones 7-10cm (3-4in) long with long, erect bracts.
  • Tree
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun

PSEUDOTSUGA menziesii

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    The name honours David Douglas, Scottish botanist who introduced the tree in 1827, in plantings at Scone Palace, Perthshire.
    Pests & Diseases
    Douglas fir adelgids
    Place of origin
    Western North America (British Columbia to California)
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
    Will not tolerate chalk.
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
    Becoming columnar with spreading branches.
25-50m (80-160ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6-10m (20-33ft)
 

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