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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Commonly known as Wellingtonia

Subject of a row lasting for years between GB (Wellingtonia) and USA (Washingtonia).

One of the three redwoods, the others being Sequoia and Metasequoia.

Genus of one species of evergreen, coniferous tree from forest in the mountains of California, USA. Related to Sequoia.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen
  • Conifer
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - dappled shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - related to Sequoia but with harder bark and cones that ripen in their second year.
  • Pests & Diseases - susceptible to honey fungus
  • Place of origin - USA (California)
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
Sequoiadendron giganteum - Growing Guide




Commonly known as: California big tree, Sierra redwood.
Very thick, fissured bark. One of the largest growing trees
£17.50 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

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