Pseudotsuga menziesii ‘Graceful Grace’

weeping Douglas fir

  • © Iseli Nursery - Randall C. Smith

Outstanding Qualities

The wild weeping growth habit of this Pacific Northwest native conifer deserves a special place in the garden to show off its unusual form. The strong central stem will grow with an upright slant while the side branches drape gracefully downward. Very open and sculptural in appearance, each specimen is uniquely different. It is a first-rate plant to train into a whimsical form.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: weeping conifer

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 40 ft. 0 in. (12.19 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 20 ft. 0 in. (6.10 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant when established

Seasonal Interest: unique shape and evergreen foliage year-round

Wildlife Associations: birds

Resistant to: aphids, rabbits, deer, slug, snail

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: chartreuse, pink, red, white

Great Color Partners: blue, bronze

Culture Notes
This weeping Douglas fir prefers a location with full fun. It will tolerate a wide range of soils including sandy sites and clay, but will not tolerate wet site. Once established it is drought tolerant. Very little pruning is needed for this conifer and it is easy to ruin its unique shape. It is best to consult an experienced pruner or arborist before attempting to prune.