Grow the most popular fir variety in your own yard. The Douglas Fir Tree is one of America’s top sources of lumber and stands the test of time – it’s hardy, sturdy and it’s easy to grow.
Get ready for a tree that lives for centuries to come. Planting a Douglas Fir means you’re contributing to an important part of the ecosystem that will live for centuries. And the Fir is cold hardy, all the way down to -20 degrees, with soft, flexible foliage that adapts to a variety of climates.
Plant your Douglas Fir in a spot in your yard that gets at least 6 hours of sun each day. Well-drained soil is also ideal. To plant, dig a hole in the ground that is two times as large as the root ball. Place the tree in the loose soil and press the soil down until the tree’s roots are completely covered.
Water the ground immediately after you plant your tree, but don’t oversoak. To establish your young tree, you may need water 1 to 4 times each month during the summer. Your tree will need around 20 inches of water each year, so rainfall should work well unless there is a period of extreme drought.
If you do see infested or diseased branches, you can prune them down to the trunk in the fall.
|Mature Height:||40-70 ft|
|Mature Width:||12-20 ft|
|Sunlight:||Full to Partial Sun|
|Grows Well in Zones:||4-6|
|Your Growing Zone:||6|