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Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca (Rocky mountain douglas fir)
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Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca

Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco var. glauca (Beissn.) Franco

Rocky Mountain Douglas Fir, Blue Douglas Fir, Inland Douglas Fir, Interior Douglas Fir, Colorado Douglas Fir, Pino Real Colorado

Pinaceae (Pine Family)

Synonym(s): Pseudotsuga flahaultii, Pseudotsuga menziesii var. flahaultii, Pseudotsuga taxifolia var. glauca


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca of the Rocky Mountain region is a medium-sized to large tree. It is distinguished within Pseudotsuga menziesii by its shorter, blue-green needles and smaller cones with bracts bent upward.

Low to mid elevation, Interior locations and Dawson Creek south.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr


USA: AZ , CO , ID , MN , MT , NM , NV , NY , OR , TX , UT , WA , WY
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Woodland,Alpine

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium


Bibref 298 - Field Guide to Texas Trees (1999) Simpson, B.J.
Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca


Record Modified: 2015-11-06
Research By: TWC Staff

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