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GLAUCA DOUGLAS-FIR
Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca

Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca

Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.

General Notes

Resistant to oak root fungus.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to California.

Family: Pinaceae

Additional Common Names

GLAUCA DOUGLAS-FIR, ROCKY MOUNTAIN DOUGLAS-FIR

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Weeping and requires ample growing space.

Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 80 - 160 feet.

Width: 20 - 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Needle, Blue Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown Cone, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Dark Gray, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 10 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 7.

Exposure Full Sun to Full Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay or Loam Texture.

Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Oak Root Fungus. Susceptible to Oak Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Squirrels.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca Tree Record." 1995-2017. Jun 27, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pseudotsuga-menziesii-glauca >

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