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Graceful Grace Weeping Douglas Fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Graceful Grace'

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Graceful Grace Weeping Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Graceful Grace') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Graceful Grace Weeping Douglas Fir

Graceful Grace Weeping Douglas Fir

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Graceful Grace Weeping Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Graceful Grace') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Graceful Grace Weeping Douglas Fir foliage

Graceful Grace Weeping Douglas Fir foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  40 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Description:

A captivating evergreen conifer with elegant weeping branches from a leader that works its way up and may also eventually weep; requires moist soil and humid growing conditions, best with some shelter against drying winds

Ornamental Features

Graceful Grace Weeping Douglas Fir has attractive green foliage with bluish-green undersides. The needles are highly ornamental and remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Graceful Grace Weeping Douglas Fir is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Graceful Grace Weeping Douglas Fir is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Graceful Grace Weeping Douglas Fir will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 120 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation 
Applications
Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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