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      Pseudotsuga menziesii
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HEIGHT:40 - 80 feet
SPREAD:12 - 20 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Dense pyramidal growth habit; horizontal branching; soft needles; pendulous, 3"-4" cones with unusual forked bracts sticking out of the scales; tolerates pruning and shearing; prefers a moist, well-drained neutral or acidic soil; full sun.
LIMITATIONS:Not suited for alkaline soils. There are several large Douglas firs in Juneau, Anchorage, and Mat-Su Valley.
HARDINESS:SC, SE (Zones 3-4)
ORIGIN:Foothills and high slopes of the Rocky Mountains, Pacific coast, British Columbia to Mexico, China and Japan.
CULTIVARS:var. glauca Inland form from northern part of its range; blue needle color; considered hardier than coastal variety below; good in protected sites in south-central.; var. menziesii Coastal variety; yellow green needle color (Zone 6)
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