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Blue Douglas Fir
Catalogue A# 2002-044 LX1
GPS 45D 44' 10" N / 108D 37' 46" W

Pseudotsuga menziesii var glauca

Family: Pinaceae

Origin: Rocky Mountains and Pacific coast

Common name: Blue Douglas Fir

Location: In front of Lynx Building-north side of path

Number in accession: 2

Curator's note: Might be of Pacific coast origin

​This 16 inch Douglas fir provides overall benefits of: $94 every year. 

Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Evergreen (foliage year-round)
        Native Locale: North America
        Landscape Uses: Massing, Screen, Specimen
        Size Range: Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Mature Height: 40-80 feet
Mature Width: 12-20 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 4, Zone 5 , Zone 6
        Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Tolerant
        Salt Spray: Intolerant
        Soil Salt: Tolerant
        Drought Conditions: Intolerant
        Poor Drainage: Intolerant
        Ornamental Interest: Showy fruit
        Season of Interest: Early winter, Mid winter, Late winter, Early spring, Mid spring, Late spring, Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer, Early fall, Mid fall, Late fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous
        Shape or Form: Pyramidal
        Growth Rate: Slow, Moderate
        Transplants Well: Yes
        Wildlife: Birds, Mammal


Douglas-fir is an excellent specimen plant or used in mass for screening. Although not a true fir, it is a beautiful evergreen for the larger landscape.  It has a conical shape, similar to that seen on spruces.

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