Pseudotsuga

(evergreen)

Pseudotsugas do not do as well on chalky soils as on others. They are planted in April.

Pseudotsuga glauca fletcheri, 3 ft., a dwarf tree, with greyish-green needles.

Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) buds

Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) buds (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

P. taxifolia (syn. P. douglasii) (Douglas fir), 100 to 200 ft., a tall specimen tree for the large garden, but is also adaptable for hedges and screens; if planted closely a tall, dense screen is produced very quickly.

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17. October 2012 by admin
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PSEUDOTSUGA

The Douglas Fir which requires a moist, lime-free soil. It is a tree of extreme hardiness, used for afforestation almost to the Arctic and from sea level to 10,000 ft. (3,000 m). Of majestic proportions, it has shining reddish bark and drooping branches with glossy leaves arranged in two rows. When crushed, the foliage is powerfully scented. The oblong cones are 4 in. (10 cm) long with rounded scales. P. douglasii (syn: P. menziesii) is the fastest growing of all conifers and in the wild will attain a height of 300 ft. (90 m) where given the protection of other trees.

Plant in April and if grown as a specimen, it should be given a sheltered situation. Propagate from seed sown in spring in outdoor beds, leaving the young plants two years before transplanting.

01. December 2011 by admin
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