Douglas Fir Tree Seeds (Conifer) 6760. Native of Canada. Perennial.
Approx. 20 seeds/pkt (85 seeds/gram)
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.
How to Grow
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 growing medium in a container, wrap in a ventilated bag, and place it in a refrigerator for 12 to 20 weeks. In the spring plant seed in a sheltered spot outside to grow into seedlings. Transplant to permanent site when well rooted.