Douglas Fir trees are conifers that come from the northwestern region of the USA. They can live up to 800 years old, grow to be over 100 feet tall, and their branches can spread out more than 20 feet. When planting these trees, they need well draining soil and lots of water. They prefer mostly shade, but seem to do well in full sun, also. The care for the Douglas Fir ends up being minimal, once the tree has had time to acclimate to it’s new home. Once that happens, they need very little watering, as they can live with less than 20 inches of rain a year.
- Douglas firs are in fact not true firs or spruces or pines, but they are coniferous
- Douglas firs will stand out in a garden due to their greenish blue needles
- The trees will thrive in well drained soil located in a climate with cold winters and warm summers.
“When you are planting a Douglas fir, be sure to site the tree in an area with excellent drainage.”