Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
Also known as: Green Douglas Fir
Native: Western North America from Canada south to California
Location: Cultivated throughout Europe for its high quality timber, known as Oregon or Columbian Pine. Also grown for ornament in eastern states of North America and Europe.
Leaves are densely set, needle-like with blunt tips and have a strong fruity fragrance.
Pollen and Seed Cones
Cones open in late March and April, males yellow on underside of shoot and females yellowish green or pinkish green at tips of old growth, about 18mm long.
Mature cones ripen from green to brown in the autumn and are about 8cm long with bracts pointing straight.