• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Douglas fir

Douglas fir

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  • Other common names Douglas fir
    Oregon pine

    green Douglas fir

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  • Genus Pseudotsuga are large evergreen trees with leathery, linear leaves and conspicuous cones with 3-pointed bracts emerging between the cone-scales

  • Family Pinaceae / Pinaceae

  • Details 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

  • Plant range Western N America


  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Columnar/Upright



  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Loam

  • pHAcid, Neutral


  • Ultimate height

    Higher than 12 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    wider than 8 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    more than 50 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in any well-drained, non-chalky soil in full sun

Propagation Propagate by seed sown fresh in containers in a cold frame in late winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types Hedging & Screens Architectural

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