Douglas Fir Seedlings – Pseudotsuga menziesii

[Pseudotsuga menziesii]

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER, SHIPPING STARTS MID OCT, 2018

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douglas fir seedlings for sale
Douglas Fir Seedlings, approx 10-18″ tall [photo is no longer accurate]
Douglas Fir seedlings 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. Today they 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, Douglas Fir are not a “true fir” species 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.

Douglas Fir: Zones 3-7
Douglas Fir prefer zones 3-7 and full sun

Douglas Fir 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. Douglas Fir feature soft gray-green to blue-green needles, which carry a very pleasant aroma when cut or crushed.

Wikipedia info on Pseudotsuga menziesii >>

Douglas Fir are true giants of the forest, and 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.

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER, SHIPPING STARTS MID OCT, 2018
These specific bare root evergreen trees begin shipping in mid-Oct, 2018 [shipping info] but you can reserve these trees in your name by placing an order now. If you’d like to delay shipment to late October or November, please specify that date in a follow up email after placing your order. However, shipping season for these specific bare root trees ends in mid November 2018. If you need a later shipment, we suggest you look at our various sizes and species of evergreen plug seedlings and evergreen plug transplants, which can be shipped at nearly any time of year.

PACKAGING OPTIONS:
We offer cotton gift bag packaging and custom laser cut pendants for all sizes of bare root seedlings and transplants, sold separately in matching quantities.