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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
    grey-green leaves to 7mm (¼in) long are arranged radially and point forward on the shoots.
  • Height
    80m (260ft)
  • Spread
    10m (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

SEQUOIADENDRON giganteum

 
Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£18.50 each 
Delivery Information Available again from summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 3 Litre
  • 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
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Acicular
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Conical
    Becoming columnar
80m (260ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

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