Fir, Douglas (BR)
Latin: Pseudotsuga menziesii
Other Common Names: Douglas Fir, Douglas Tree, Oregon Pine, Douglas Pine
Mature Height/spread: Douglas fir commonly grow 100-250 ft high and have a 12-20 ft. spread in ideal conditions
Soil / Climate: Douglas Fir do well in a variety of soils and climates. Is native to western North America both in Rocky Mountains and coastal regions. Full sun is best.
Notes: Not a true fir. Very popular Christmas tree variety. Soft needles 1-2” long. Medium growth rate. Good as a large shade or lawn tree, a Christmas tree. Used as a accent or specimen in groups or clustered decoration. Douglas firs were used by American Indians for medicinal purposes: stomach aches, headaches, and the common cold. Very valuable as a timber resource. The Douglas Fir’s thick bark protects it from forest fires. Even though the bark may be black, the tree can still survive.
Wildlife: Birds such as Siskins and Crossbills will eat the seeds. Deer, porcupine and beavers will also eat the needles.
Seedling bundles Purchase Size: 6-12 in.
USDA NRCS Species Information