Pseudotsuga menziesii

  • Other common names Douglas fir
    Oregon pine
    green Douglas fir
  • Family Pinaceae
  • Genus Pseudotsuga are large evergreen trees with leathery, linear leaves and conspicuous cones with 3-pointed bracts emerging between the cone-scales
  • Details P. menziesii is a fast-growing large evergreen tree of conical habit, the bark becoming thick and rugged; leaves linear, dark green, two-ranked. Cones to 10cm long, with conspicuous exserted bracts
  • Plant range Western N America, Mexico


How to grow

Cultivation Grow in any well-drained, non-chalky soil in full sun

Propagation Propagate by seed sown fresh in containers in a cold frame in late winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types Hedging & Screens Architectural

How to care

Pruning Requires little pruning. Remove competing leaders on young trees

Pests Douglas fir adelgids may occur

Diseases Generally disease free