The Douglas Fir grows rather slowly reaching a height of 6′ in about 8 years. It grows best in moist, well drained soils and prefers full sunlight. It is an all purpose evergreen which is used for Christmas trees, ornamental applications, wind breaks and timber.
The needles of a Douglas fir are approximately 1″ long and have excellent retention when the tree is cut and used for display purposes. The color of a Douglas Fir varies slightly from tree to tree but is best described as being blue-green.
- Moist, well drained, light soil
- Like full sun
- Fast growing
- Will grow to 200′
- 1″ – long needles vary from green to blue-green color
- Used for Christmas trees, ornamental and timber
- Excellent needle retention
- 9-10 years for 6′ tree – starting with 3 year seedling
- 7 to 9 years for a 6′ tree – starting with a 4 year seedling
- 3′ to 9′ live in burlap
- Up to 9′ cut your own
- 6′ to 12′ fresh cut for display