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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.
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SEQUOIADENDRON giganteum

Commonly known as California big tree, Sierra redwood

Very thick, fissured bark. One of the largest growing trees
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.
£17.50 each

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2021
plant size comparison icon 3 Litre
  • Evergreen - awl-shaped, grey-green leaves to 7mm (¼in) long are arranged radially and point forward on the shoots.
  • Height - 25-80m (80-260ft)
  • Spread - 7-10m (22-33ft)
  • Conifer - produces ovoid, mid-green female cones 4.5cm (1¾in) long, ripening to brown and persisting for many years.
  • Tree
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - dappled shade
  • Additional Features - Architectural interest -
  • Endangered in the wild - These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction. - Endangered
  • Good to know - introduced into UK by Cornish plant hunter William Lobb (1809-64), in 1853.
  • Pests & Diseases - susceptible to honey fungus
  • Place of origin - USA (Sierra Nevada, California)
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Conical - - becoming columnar
25-80m (80-260ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  7-10m (22-33ft)
 

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