Plant Care Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir

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About Douglas Fir

Douglas fir is an evergreen tree in the Pinaceae (pine) family that is native to the western part of North America. The species name menziesii is in honor of Archibald Menzies (1754-1842) a naval surgeon and botanist from Scottland. Douglas fir can reach a height of 40 to 150 feet fall and up to 40 feet wide. It is not suitable for most home landscapes.


Pseudotsuga menziesii

How to care for Douglas Fir


How often to water your Douglas Fir

Water needs for Douglas Fir
0.5 cups
every 9

Douglas Fir needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Douglas Fir

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Douglas Fir in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Douglas Fir: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Douglas Fir love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Douglas Fir does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Douglas Fir in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Douglas Fir

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Douglas Fir: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Douglas Fir after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Douglas Fir can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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