Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii, the coast Douglas fir is the nation’s most important lumber species. It also accounts for nearly half of all Christmas trees produced in the US. And, it's attractive appearance makes it a poplar tree for yards, parks, privacy screens and specimen trees.
This evergreen conifer tree prefers acidic or neutral pH soil that is well-draining. Plant in full sun and partial shade in USDA Zones 5-8. Ranges from 70-250 ft tall, up to 8 feet in diameter and can live to 500 years old. It's native range is west of the Cascade Mountains in the Pacific Northwest to the Pacific Ocean from British Colombia to Northern California.