Pseudotsuga menziesii ‘Fletcheri'
Pseudotsuga is a genus of evergreen coniferous trees in the family Pinacea (subfamily Laricoideae). Common names include Douglas fir, Oregon pine and Bigcone spruce. Pseudotsuga is widespread in western North America and Asia.
Nineteenth-century botanists had problems in classifying Douglas firs, due to the species' similarity to various other conifers better known at the time; they have at times been classified in Pinus, Picea, Abies, Tsuga and even Sequoia. Because of their distinctive cones, Douglas firs were finally placed in the new genus Pseudotsuga (meaning "false hemlock") by the French botanist Carriere in 1867.
Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Pseaudotsuuga menziesii ‘Fletcheri’ is a slow-growing miniature globe of short blue-green needles, suitable for a rock garden or border. It becomes more irregular and open with age. In its native habitat Douglas-fir, has a strong pyramidal growth habit with pendulous lower branches that give it a very graceful appearance. The cones on the species are interesting as they hang downward and each cone scale has a three-pointed bract.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Green - blue needles.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 3m.
Ultimate Spread: 1.5m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.