Genus 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.
Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Serpentine' has eye-catching, twisted branches and a generally upright habit. Pseudotsuga are large evergreen trees with leathery, linear leaves and conspicuous cones with 3-pointed bracts emerging between the cone-scales.
Soil Type:Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect:Full sun. Foliage Type:Evergreen. Foliage Colour:Green needles. Pot Size:3 litre and 10 Litre. Ultimate Height:4-5m. Ultimate Spread:1.5m. Growth Rate:20 - 50 years. Special Attributes:Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.