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Blue Douglas Fir, Rocky Mountain Douglas Fir, Inland Douglas Fir, Interior Douglas Fir, Colorado Douglas Fir, Pino Real Colorado
Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca


In Texas blue douglas fir grows only in high elevations in the Guadalupe and Chisos Mountains in west Texas. It would be useful only in similar environments in high elevation west Texas gardens. In regions elsewhere in the U.S. where it gets much more rainfall, it can reach 250 feet tall and rivals the giant sequoias and redwoods. It makes a handsome conical evergreen tree with aromatic needles of medium to dark green or blue-green.

Plant Habit or Use: upright conifer medium tree large tree

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: reddish cones scattered along branches or on tips

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: small woody cones

Height: to 80 ft.

Width: to 30 ft.

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: low

Water Requirements: medium low

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4

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