Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii glauca NM Santa Fe

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Botanical Name:

Pseudotsuga menziesii glauca NM Santa Fe

Family:

Pinaceae

Genus:

Pseudotsuga

Species:

menziesii

Variety:

glauca

Location:

NM Santa Fe

Common Name:

Douglas Fir

Seeds Per Pound:
36,667
Quantity:
0.2 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
33
Germination:
83%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
100-130 feet
Collection Locale:
Santa Fe N.F, NM
Crop Year:
2019
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 0.2 lb
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  • PSEUDOTSUGA menziesii NM Santa Fe

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1 packet
5.95
10 g
15.50
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31.95
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:
* It is planted as a specimen tree or in mass screenings. It is also a popular Christmas tree.
* The specific epithet, menziesii, is after Archibald Menzies, a Scottish physician and rival naturalist to David Douglas.
* 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...
Usda description:

Pseudotsuga menziesii, Douglas-fir, is one of the world's most important and valuable trees. The needles persist up to 8 years and are scattered singly over the twigs. Needle length ranges from 3/4 to 1 inch and the width is approximately 1/16 inch. The bark on young stands is dark gray-brown with resin blisters. Later the bark becomes thick, reddishbrown, and is divided by deep irregular fissures. The cones are 3 to 4 inches long and are easily identified by the three pointed bracts (modified leaves) which are longer than the cone scales. On the average a heavy seed crop can be expected every 5 to 7 years. During this period, there usually is at least 1 crop failure.

More info on http://plants.usda.gov

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