Douglas Fir

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Pseudotsuga menziesii

Size/Zone: BR 2-0 / 251

Sun: Prefers Full Sun

Soil Conditions: Grows on all but wettest soil

Special Uses: Timber, supports pollinators, Birds

Oregon’s state tree can live over 1,000 years. Thick bark enables it to survive moderate fire. Fast growing, great for wind break.

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Description

Height at 20 yrs. 40 ft. Deer Browse Low-Moderate
Mature Height  150 ft. Wildlife Value   Low – Moderate
Growth Rate Medium Timber Value   High
Lifespan Long Resprout Ability  No
Moisture Use Moderate Hardiness  Moderate-High
Drought Tolerance Moderate

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Wildflower Native Plant Database 

Photo Credits: Peter Stevens, Walter Siegmund 

Additional Information

Habitat Notes: A true timber tree found in both the Coast & Cascade ranges. Prefers moist, but well-drained soils.  Do not plant this in heavy clay soils! It may survive & grow initially, but will start to die as the roots reach into the water table. Needs full sun exposure.

ID Notes: Lower branches droop while upper branches swoop up. Soft pliable needles in a radial arrangement around the stem. Buds are oval-conical with a pointed apex.