From Mexico to Alaska, from near sea level along the coast up to 3000 metres
(3280 yds) altitude in the rocky mountains.
Discovered in 1792, introduced in 1827.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 50m (164') and width up to 15m
Europe (to 150 years). In the United States very old trees can
reach 100m (109yds) in height.
Soil Type: Avoid ground that is too extreme, too dry, too
wet or too compact.
Hardiness: It is necessary to have sufficient humidity in
the air. When young it dislikes late frosts in spring or early
frosts in autumn. Hardy to -16°°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Characteristics and Uses:
soft and clear green foliage, the rapid growth and the straight
trunk makes this a beautiful tree for a park or garden where it
should be planted alone. The forests of the
Limousin, Bourgogne and the
Auvergne display many examples of
this species. Excellent wood for carpentry and many other uses
as it is very strong and tough.