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
Looking for a stunning evergreen tree that can be planted as a specimen tree or in mass screenings? Look no further than Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca, also known as Douglas Fir. This tree is highly prized for its useful wood and quick growth, making it the crop of choice for many timber companies. Additionally, Douglas Fir seeds are a vital food source for small mammals. Despite its name, this tree is not a true fir and is actually part of the Pseudotsuga genus. It is native to western North America, with one variety growing on the coast and another in the Rocky Mountains. This beautiful tree ranges from near sea level all the way up to 1,800 meters above sea level. Plant the Douglas Fir today and enjoy its striking beauty for years to come.