Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca)

Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4a
Mature Height Mature Height
Mature Spread Mature Spread
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
usually a large, evergreen tree, but these cultivars below are smaller; soft, bluish-green to dark green, aromatic needles; distinctive, reddish-brown, 2-4" long cones with protruding, 3-prong bracts; full sun to partial shade; prefers a deep, rich, loamy soil, slightly acidic to neutral pH; intolerant to poorly drained, compacted, heavy clay soil; prefers a moist, well-drained soil; intolerant to drought and road salt; subject to pests; native to the western U.S. and Canada; hardy to zone 4a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site:
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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