[a.k.a. Douglas-fir, Douglasfir]
Douglas Fir grow rapidly, and can reach heights of over 200 feet during a lifespan which can surpass 1,000 years. Pseudotsuga menziesii feature beautiful soft gray-green to blue-green needles, which carry a very pleasant aroma when cut or crushed, or even when just walking among mature specimens.
Curiously, Pseudotsuga menziesii is not a “true fir” in the scientific sense like Fraser Fir or Concolor Fir, etc. [hence the “pseudo” in pseudotsuga]. However, the common name was applied long ago and is unlikely to ever change.
Douglas Fir established themselves as one of the primary species of Christmas trees in the US early in the 20th century, and this species is still widely used for that purpose. Today Pseudotsuga menziesii are almost universally planted in and harvested from tree farms for both timber and Christmas trees, almost never from the wild.
Once established, Pseudotsuga menziesii can survive groundfires due to their massive size at maturity, combined with their thick, nearly impregnable bark. This species is rather finicky about the soil in which it is planted, and prefers dark rich soils which is moist but not wet. Mature Douglas Fir are the largest conifer in North America, are very self sufficient, and provide excellent habitat for a wide variety of smaller animals.
Douglas Fir transplants: 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 [FOR SALE]
--- Douglas Fir transplants [sold out till Spring 2024]
--- Douglas Fir plug seedlings [sold out till Spring 2024]
• Comparable alternative species: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, Fraser Fir and Noble 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. You may request a custom invoice to pay for and reserve these specific trees in your name for a future Spring or Fall shipping season. Prices below include all shipping and handling and a one year guarantee*:
5-pack for $45.00 (5 bareroot evergreen transplants)
10-pack for $57.00 (10 bare root evergreen transplants)
25-pack for $109.00 (25 bare root evergreen transplants)
50-pack for $179.00 (50 bare root evergreen transplants)
100-pack for $273.00 (100 bare root evergreen transplants)