Rocky Mountain Douglas Fir Tree Overview
Rocky Mountain Douglas Fir Tree Overview Rocky Mountain Douglas Fir Tree

Rocky Mountain Douglas Fir Tree

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SKU
100179
Big enough for big sky country!

You know that solid wood table you coveted at that shop in Denver? Or that beautiful barn that was built in 1910 in Idaho you saw in that magazine last week? What about that new flooring in your friend’s home? That classy wooden boat your neighbor just bought? Your brother-in-law’s new two story deck? The plywood you used to build your daughters playhouse last Christmas. Heck, even the tree the Grinch took when he stole Christmas?

All of them - Rocky Mountain Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca).

This is the tree that built the West and is the tree that ¾ of the milled wood in America comes from today. It quickly grows straight and tall and in wet soil or dry. You know a tree that has been that tested and found true to support an entire logging industry for hundreds of years will serve you well in your home landscape!

Native to the western USA, it naturally grows into the classic pyramidal Christmas tree shape and size when it’s young, but with time can reach a massive 50 to 70 feet tall – up to 130 feet if grown in the wild.

Ranchers and farmers use it as a windbreak on their big properties. You can too! Or try it as a solid foundation plant or to fill in that corner in the backyard that’s just bare fence right now.

This is a classic tree that is completely trouble-free, has that great pine-tree smell and those cool pine cones you can use for decorations or bonfires. This is the tree you need right now. Give us a call!

* Simple to grow
* Beautiful evergreen color
* Great hedge or windbreak
* Drought, pest and disease resistant

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
*If you have found your zone already, the table above will highlight your zone.
Color Zone Times
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Rocky Mountain Douglas Fir Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-6
Growing Zones 4-6
More Information
Botanical Name Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca
Foliage Evergreen
Mature Height 60 - 80 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Soil Type Moist, well drained
Moisture Water carefully to establish, then as needed during dry periods, good moisture best.
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Blue, Silver and Green
Fall Color Evergreen