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Douglas Fir
Scientific Name: Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirbel) Franco
Synonym: Pseudotsuga mucronata, Pseudotsuga taxifolia
Family: Pinaceae
Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga  menziesii)
"Douglas fir, Pseudotsuga taxifolia", 19770 U.S.D.A Forest Service., Courtesy of the Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-10,14-17
USDA: 4-9b

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Western North America, from central British Columbia south to northern and central Mexico

Growth Habits: Evergreen conifer tree, 100 to 130 feet high (30 to 42 m) or more, 16-33 feet in spread (5-10 m); bark covered with furrowed layers of cork; needles, 0.6 to 1.4 inches long (1.5-3.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Little or no water when established

Propagation: Seeds

Cultural Practices:
Resistant to oak root fungus

Blooming Habits:
The Douglas Fir starts producing seeds at about 12 to 15 years of age. The cones mature in August and are 1.6 to 2.8 inches long (4 to 7 cm) at maturity. The seeds are winged.

Fruiting Habits:

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