Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Loggerhead' / Loggerhead Douglas-fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Loggerhead' is a flattened-globose selection of Douglas-fir with dense, layered branching and lush, long dark-green needles. Overall, its structure superficially resembles that of Picea abies 'Nidiformis.' Iseli nursery describes it as "richly scented like an Oregon Christmas Tree, ‘Loggerhead’ is useful as a low border plant or where a low-maintenance, rounded form is desired. Plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade."

After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 4 feet (1.3 m) tall and 8 feet (2.5 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 3 to 6 inches (7.5 - 15 cm), significantly more outward than up.

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found in 1988 by Cliff Graff near Oregon's Columbia River gorge. Iseli Nursery of Boring, Oregon introduced it to the nursery trade in 2000.

Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Loggerhead' at the Jean Iseli Memorial Garden, Boring, Oregon.
Photo by Randall Smith, Iseli Nursery, Inc.
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