Height to 80' Medium rate of growth.
Douglas Fir is a splendid pyramidal evergreen conifer,
with short-stalked flat, dark green or bluish green needles, 3/4" to
1-1/4" long. Bears cones at maturity 2"-4" long. Douglas
Fir is not a
true fir but a rapid grower, hardy tree that grows well in a variety of
soils and does best in deep-well
drained soils. Douglas-fir provides lumber for homes and other buildings
for much of the northern part of the country. It is common in the Pacific
northwest into California in the mountains. Trees there grow to 8 or 10 feet in
trunk diameter in the woods. Plants adapt best to eastern landscapes with some
irrigation in summer dry spells. Specimens in the east can be found growing well
without irrigation provided roots are allowed to grow in an area undisturbed by
urban structures. Trees can be sheared for Christmas trees. My brother lives in
Sandy, Oregon near Mt Hood. His backyard is filled with large douglas fir
approaching 100 years old. The trees are all about 3-4' in diameter and 100'
Douglas Fir prefers a sunny location with a moist soil and is not considered a
good tree for much of the South. It grows but struggles in USDA hardiness zone
7. There is a west coast douglas fir that is hardy only in a narrow range of
temperatures so make sure you order the inland variety. Douglas-Fir transplants best when grown in root containers and has a moderate
growth rate. It will get quite dense from pruning and shearing but will not
tolerate dry soil for extended periods. Protect from direct wind exposure for
best appearance. Some occasional watering in summer dry spells will help the
tree stay vigorous, especially in the southern end of its range. Douglas Fir is
susceptible to spring frosts so always plant with good air drainage..
Cones are not a litter problem. Many buy Douglas Fir seedling for Christmas trees. Douglas Fir are
also picturesque ornamental trees,
good windbreaks, and can be sheared as a hedge and..... are very
fragrant.. Douglas Fir are native to the following North American states: Arizona,
California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah,
|One of our fields of Douglas Fir.
|Molly with 5 year Douglas Fir transplants
|A 3 year old Douglas Fir transplant
|Douglas Fir ready to cut for Christmas
|Near Sandy, Oregon
To buy Douglas Fir seedlings and transplant use the table below.
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Douglas Fir by PHONE: We're glad to take your
order by phone. For your convenience, we have a toll free number 800
568-9179. Phone orders can be charged to VISA, or MasterCard accounts.
To order Douglas Fir by MAIL: For those who wish to
order by mail or prefer to send a check, send orders to:
Porcupine Hollow Farm
8593 W. State Rd. Central Lake, Mi. 49622
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