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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.
How to care for Douglas Fir
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.
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…
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…
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…
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 🚫.
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.