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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
Douglas fir Oregon pine
green Douglas fir
Pseudotsuga douglasii Tsuga menziesii
Pseudotsuga are large evergreen trees with leathery, linear leaves and conspicuous cones with 3-pointed bracts emerging between the cone-scales
P. menziesii is a fast-growing large evergreen tree of conical habit, the bark becoming thick and rugged; leaves linear, dark green, two-ranked. Cones to 10cm long, with conspicuous exserted bracts
Western N America, Mexico
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilClay, Loam, Sand
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
more than 50 years
Grow in any well-drained, non-chalky soil in full sun
Propagate by seed sown fresh in containers in a cold frame in late winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens
Pruning Requires little pruning. Remove competing leaders on young trees
Pests Douglas fir adelgids may occur
Generally disease free
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