Deep Mountain Douglas Fir, Douglas Fir, Douglas-fir
In Stock: 1.095 lb (Total:1.095lb)
Pseudotsuga menziesii Denmark
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Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4 deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
In a Nutshell:
* The specific epithet, menziesii, is after Archibald Menzies, a Scottish physician and rival naturalist to David Douglas.
* It is planted as a specimen tree or in mass screenings. It is also a popular Christmas tree.
* The Douglas fir's useful wood and its quick growth make it the crop of choice for many timber companies, which typically replant a clear-cut area with Douglas fir.
* Douglas fir seeds are an extremely important food for small mammals. Mice, voles, shrews, and chipmunks consumed an estimated 65 percent of a Douglas fir seed crop following dispersal in western Oregon. more...
* Pseduotsuga menziesii var. glauca is the Rocky Mountain variety of this tree. It grows at higher elevations (to 9500') with a slower growth rate, and has shorter cones (to 3"), blue-green needles and better winter hardiness. Var. glauca is the commonly cultivated variety of this tree for areas outside of the Pacific Northwest, and is clearly a better selection for midwestern climates than the species because of its better cold tolerance (species is hardy to USDA Zone 6, but var. glauca is hardy to Zone 4). more...