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Douglas Fir

Pseudotsuga (douglas fir)

Douglas Fir

5 foot Doug Fir in the demo garden. Note that where spruce branch go out or drop, Doug’s ascend at a fairly sharp angle.

I knew these fir grew in Calgary, and I’ve seen a very small number in Edmonton. Why so rare?

I found out: Doug fir adapt to their local climate and in doing so become badly adapted to other climates. B.C. Forests has something like 25 different climate zones for this tree. So far I’ve found two zones that do well here: Trees from seed from around Prince George (Sub Boreal Spruce) and ones from the eastern slopes near Crowsnest Pass.

Still, expect about double the mortality rate in the first year. I get about 10% losses instead of my more usual 5% for other first year trees.

Doug fir is fairly long lived, and is sturdy. It will get big. I’m not sure how big on the prairies. On the coast it will get 200 feet tall. Probably not the right tree for small city lots.

Douglas Fir

This is the second batch I’ve had with decent survival.

Conifer -- Fir

Species/Cultivar Container/Format Count Size Price
Fir, Douglas #2 Std pot (6 qt) 210 16-24 in. $25.00
Fir, Douglas 1000 ml Styroblock 262 10-16 in. $8.00
Fir, Douglas 1000 ml Styroblock 540 12-16 in. $8.00
Fir, Douglas 80 ml plug -30 $3.25
Fir, Douglas 80 ml plug 630 6-10 in. $3.25

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