[a.k.a. Douglas-fir, Douglasfir]
Douglas Fir have been planted as lumber/timber stock for decades, and established themselves early in the 20th century as one of the primary species grown as Christmas trees.
SOLD OUT till Spring 2023, no other options available for this species
Today Pseudotsuga menziesii are almost universally harvested from tree farms, not from the wild, and have been one of the backbone species of the lumber industry for hundreds of years. This species thrives in its native environments of the western United States, from California to its true stronghold of Oregon and Washington. Curiously, this species of Fir is not a “true fir”, despite its overall similar appearance to the true firs [the Abies genus of Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, etc.], hence the “pseudo” in its latin name.
Pseudotsuga menziesii plug seedings grow rapidly, and can reach heights of over 200 feet during a lifespan which can surpass 1,000 years. The diameter of this species at maturity can be astounding [5-6 feet in diameter], rivaled only by the famous California Redwoods. They feature soft gray-green to blue-green needles, which carry a very pleasant aroma when cut or crushed.
True giants of the forest, Douglas Fir can survive fires due to their thick, nearly impregnable bark. This species can be finicky when young and prefers moist soil in partial shade, but will adapt to drier locations once mature by developing deeper tap roots. Once established, they love full sun and will come to dominate an ecosystem by towering over nearly all other plants in the ecosystem.Individual Packaging Options:
Plug seedlings are grouped together in bundles for shipping, but we offer individual plastic packaging, eco-friendly packaging, and cotton gift bag packaging for all sizes of plug seedlings, sold separately in matching quantities. These individual packaging services are available for plug seedlings only.
Plant In Record Time:
You can plant evergreen plug seedlings faster and with less effort than any traditional "bare root" evergreen seedling or transplant, upwards of 50 to 100 per hour without breaking your back using just a cordless drill and this garden auger. Auger is FREE with purchase of 200 or more plug seedlings, or just $17.00 [our cost] with any tree purchase, or $37.00 with no tree purchase, shipped anywhere in the USA [int'l shipping is extra].
Douglas Fir plug seedlings: characteristics and info• prefers hardiness zones 3-7
• prefers full sun
• mature height and spread: up to 80 ft high [occasionally to 200ft], about 15 ft spread
• prefers rich soils, moist well-draining soils
• Morton Arboretum info on Pseudotsuga menziesii
• Douglas Fir Sizes and Availability:
--- Douglas Fir seedlings [sold out till Fall 2022]
--- Douglas Fir plug seedlings [sold out till Spring 2023]
--- Douglas Fir transplants [sold out till Fall 2022]
• Comparable alternative species: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, and Fraser Fir. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
CURRENTLY SOLD OUT in this species in this size, see size and availability options above. Please consider joining our very unobtrusive email list to be notified when we begin selling and shipping this species in this size. You may also request a custom invoice to reserve these trees in your name for a later ship date.
Prices below include all shipping and handling and a one year guarantee*:
5-pack for $33.00 (5 evergreen plug seedlings)
10-pack for $47.00 (10 evergreen plug seedlings)
25-pack for $83.00 (25 evergreen plug seedlings)
50-pack for $139.00 (50 evergreen plug seedlings)
100-pack for $199.00 (100 evergreen plug seedlings)