Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Graceful Grace' / Graceful Grace Douglas-fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca 'Graceful Grace' is an irregular weeping selection of Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir with fluffy, long, blue-green needles. Plants require staking to achieve desired height; from the top of the stake, they will "knuckle over," returning to Earth over time. Despite how it's staked, terminal branches will increase at a rate of 12 inches (30 cm), or more per year.

[Derek Spicer in RHS Encyclopedia of Conifers] a very elegant, narrow weeping tree.

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the late 1960s from seedlings at the Arnold Arboretum, Boston, Massachusetts, by Robert Ziegler of York County, Pennsylvania. 'Graceful Grace' is named in honor of Ziegler's wife.

Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Graceful Grace' — a large specimen in the conifer collection at Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR, an ACS Reference Garden.
Photo by Patrick Breen, Oregon State University
Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Graceful Grace' growing in the fields at Iseli Nursery, Boring, Oregon.
Photo by Randall Smith, courtesy of Iseli Nursery, inc.
Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Graceful Grace' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Oakland Nurseries, inc.