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SEQUOIADENDRON giganteum

Commonly known as California big tree, Sierra redwood

Very thick, fissured bark. One of the largest growing trees
Further Reading....

  • 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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