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Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) 6760

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This evergreen specie is native to the coastal forest of British Columbia. In old growth forests, Douglas Fir can grow into an incredible imposing tree - 75 m (245') or more in height is not uncommon. They provide nesting and living quarters for many birds and small mammals and their seed is eaten by a wide range of small mammals and birds. Douglas Fir is a very important timber source and is used extensively in reforestation (the fast growth rate makes it a popular choice) and for use in naturalization and reclamation projects.  They grow best on deep, moist sandy loam soils.  85 seeds/gram

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  • 5g $12.30
  • 25g $47.25

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85 seeds/gram. Stratification of tree seed occurs naturally outdoors through the winter. Sowing tree seeds outdoors in the fall takes advantage of this natural effect. To stratify indoors, mix the seed with a moistened, sterile, peat based soil in a container, wrap in a ventilated bag, and place it in a refrigerator for 12 to 20 weeks. In the spring plant seeds into a sheltered spot outside to grow into seedlings. Transplant to permanent site when well rooted.
Perennial
Start Indoors or Sow Direct in Fall
Full Sun
Sturdy
Very Tall (over 25 m)(over 81')
Winter Hardy
Prior Experience Beneficial
Native of Canada
Pinaceae
Pseudotsuga menziesii
A major source of dimensional lumber.
Christmas tree.
Native habitat.
Habitat restoration and reforestation..
Many plants produce seed that is viable but dormant. This means that while the seed has all the internal structures and nutrients required to germinate, the seed coat is so hard, water cannot pass through it and initiate germination. When seed is in this state, it is known as being dormant. Seed dormancy is a naturally selected for trait that protects the seed of many plants allowing them to safely overwinter and then be ready to sprout in more favourable conditions in spring.
The remedy to naturally breaking seed dormancy is typically the passing of time. In particular, seed overwintering outside and experiencing the natural freeze thaw cycles that occur in late fall, winter and early spring. To artificially break seed dormancy, sow the seed in a soil-less mix, water than chill in a refrigerator for a set period of time. This dormancy breaking process is called stratification.
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