Scientific Name: Pseudotsuga menziesii Form: Pyramidal - widely
Common Name:Douglas fir Texture:Medium
Family Name:PinaceaeHabit: Horizontal, Upright
Plant Type: Conifer Mature Size (ht. X w.):> 30m x 10 - 15m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, B.C. east of Cascades, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - southwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Needle-like, Alternate, Spiraled, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Acicular, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Brown, Apr- May
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Forestry, Native planting, Specimen plant, Wind break, Woodland margin
Key ID Features:Leaves soft, needle-like, much shorter and flatter than pine trees; cones pendulous with 3-pointed bracts tucked under cone scales, look like tail and back legs of a mouse hiding under scale; bark very thick, deeply fissured. Seedling ID: 5-9 cotyledons, 1.2-2 cm long, no teeth.