About This Plant

The Douglas fir, scientifically known as Pseudotsuga menziesii, is a towering evergreen tree native to western North America. It is renowned for its immense size, straight trunk, and conical shape. Douglas firs are highly valued for their timber, which is used in construction and woodworking due to its strength and durability.

The Story

Leaf

The Douglas Fir features needle-like leaves that are flat, soft to the touch, and arranged spirally along the branches. These leaves are generally about 1 to 1.5 inches long, radiating a vibrant green colour.

Produce

The Douglas Fir produces small cone-like structures called strobiles or cones as its fruit. These cones are cylindrical and hang downward, measuring about 3 to 4 inches in length. They start as green before maturing to a brown colour. Each cone contains seeds that are released when the cone scales open. The seeds are winged, aiding in their dispersal by the wind.
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