Flathead Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii MT Flathead

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Botanical Name:

Pseudotsuga menziesii MT Flathead

Family:

Pinaceae

Genus:

Pseudotsuga

Species:

menziesii

Location:

MT Flathead

Common Name:

Flathead Douglas Fir

Height:
150 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5

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Growing Info, follow in order:
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.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
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...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov