Pseudotsuga menziesii, AZ Apache (Douglas Fir (AZ Apache)) is a local or informal name given to a particular population or stand of Douglas Fir trees in the Apache region.
Pseudotsuga menziesii, commonly known as Douglas Fir, is a large evergreen coniferous tree native to western North America. It is known for its tall stature, typically reaching heights of up to 200 feet (60 meters) or more, with a straight trunk and a conical or pyramidal crown.
The foliage of Douglas Fir consists of flat, needle-like leaves that are arranged in a spiral pattern along the branches. The needles are typically dark green on the upper surface and have a lighter shade on the underside. They can measure around 1 to 1.5 inches (2.5 to 3.8 centimeters) in length.
Like other varieties of Douglas Fir, the 'Apache' variety likely produces cones that hang downward from the branches. These cones are typically cylindrical in shape and range from about 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) in length. They possess three-pointed bracts that extend beyond the scales, giving the cones a distinctive appearance.
Douglas Fir trees are adaptable and can thrive in a variety of habitats. They are commonly found in mountainous regions, including forests and woodlands. They prefer moist, well-drained soils but can tolerate a range of soil conditions. Douglas Fir is an important species for timber production due to its strong and durable wood, which is utilized in construction, furniture-making, and other wood-based industries.
Botanical Name : Pseudotsuga menziesii , AZ Apache
Common Name : Douglas Fir (AZ Apache)
Height : 30- 45 ft
Spread : 25- 30 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 30 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 5-8
Other info : Collection Locale:Apache N.F., AZ
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 2250