Pseudotsuga menziesii, Douglas' Fir, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Tree, Sparrowhawk Native Plants
Pseudotsuga menziesii, Douglas' Fir, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Tree, Sparrowhawk Native Plants
Pseudotsuga menziesii, Douglas' Fir, Pacific Northwest Native Plants, Oregon Native Tree, Sparrowhawk Native Plants

Douglas Fir

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Pseudotsuga menziesii

  • Size at maturity: 120-240' tall, 30-60' wide
  • Canopy layer: large tree
  • Light requirements: full sun, part sun/part shade
  • Moisture requirements: dry to moist soil
  • Growth rate: fast
  • Special features: evergreen, wildlife favorite, medicinal

The Douglas Fir is the most common evergreen in the Pacific Northwest, where it had been widely harvested for timber and Christmas trees. A fast growing tree that requires some sunlight to reproduce, the Douglas fir can form dense stands in disturbed areas in only 50 years. The 3”–4” cone hangs down from the branches and has a very distinctive 3—pronged scale under each bract. (Portland Plant List, 2016)

Photo Credit 1: "Cônes du Sapin de Douglas, Pseudotsuga menziesii, Pinacées, Arboretum de Chèvreloup" by olive.titus is licensed under CC PDM 1.0

Photo Credit 2: "Pseudotsuga menziesii" by anro0002 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Photo Credit 3: "Green Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) cones with resin" by benet2006 is licensed under CC BY 2.0