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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
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