Douglas Fir - bare root
Reaching 200,' it develops majestic spires on the top, while the lower branches droop gracefully. The dark green foliage stands in vivid contrast to the 4" cones and deeply furrowed reddish brown bark. These trees are reported to live as many as 1000 years and develop huge trunks and thick, fire resistant bark. Better yet, they grow on most soils, often under conditions hostile to other conifers. Douglas Fir likes full sun and a heavy layer of mulch in the fall, if they are to be planted in the garden. Shear them back to form a large hedge and enjoy their sweet smell as you pass by. Suitable for home landscapes in spacious gardens when planted
away from buildings.
Habitat: Drought-tolerant, sun to part-shade/sun
Size: Up to 200'
Wildlife: Food source for native butterfly caterpillars and native wildlife; food source, shelter, or nesting sites for birds; Among species considered to be the most valuable wildlife plants by ODFW Naturescaping (2001) reference.