The Douglas fir is the backbone of the western wood industry and one of the most significant timber trees in the United States. Douglas fir contains soft, flat, 1” long needles that are comparable to fir needles, which explains its popular name (however it is not a true fir). The needles can be dark green to blue-green in hue, and certain varieties have been chosen for their bluish look. With age, the tree's erect pyramidal form thins down and opens up. A snake-tongue-like bract extends between the scales of the tree's downward-pointing cones. Unlike genuine firs, which disintegrate on the tree, these cones fall from the tree whole.
Botanical Name : Pseudotsuga menziesii , NM Lincoln
Common Name : Douglas Fir (NM Lincoln)
Height : 30- 50 ft
Spread : 15- 25 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 30 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 5-8
Other info : Collection Locale: NM Lincoln syn. Pseudotsuga taxifolia glauca Lincoln N.F.
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 1875