Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Metolius Weeper' / Metolius Weeper Douglas-fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Metolius Weeper' is a robust, strictly weeping selection of Douglas-fir with a strong central leader, tight, cloaked branching and long, dark-green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 to 18 feet (4 - 6 m) tall and extremely narrow, roughly 15-percent of the tree's height.

This cultivar originated as a natural mutation, found in 2005 growing in the forest along the Metolius River, north of Camp Sherman on the eastern flank of Mt. Jefferson in central Oregon. Arthur Anderson of Boring, Oregon is credited with finding the mother plant and introducing it to the nursery trade via Northwest Shade Trees of Brooks, OR.

Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Metolius Weeper' — a young specimen in a private garden in West Linn, Oregon.
Photo by Anton Klemens
Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Metolius Weeper' — a picture of the mother plant growing in the forest in central Oregon.
Photo by Art Anderson
Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Metolius Weeper' — a closeup of the mother plant.
Photo by Art Anderson