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 located in Dallas, Texas.

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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Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Douglas Fir in Dallas, Texas

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Growing Douglas Fir in Dallas right now

Light needs for plant Douglas Fir in Dallas, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 27th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Dallas is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Douglas Fir in Dallas, Texas

Sunlight will increase by 24.5% ☀️

January 27th, 2023

Dallas is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Dallas is expected to increase by 24.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Douglas Fir in Dallas, Texas

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 28th, 2023

This month, Dallas is getting an average of 7.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 7.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of dayli…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Dallas, Texas ⛅.

Douglas Fir does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
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 your location in Dallas, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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