Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Glaucum’ Sequoiadendron


Description: A large, evergreen conifer with a sturdy central trunk and a narrow pyramidal growth form, becoming rounder with age. Leaves are awl-shaped and pointed at the tips, blue-green to silver blue. This giant sequoia flowers with inconspicuous male and female flowers on the same tree, later followed by reddish-brown ovoid cones.

History: First described in 1860 by Christoph Friedrich Otto, in Hamburger Garten- und Blumenzeitung.

Sequoiadendron Growing Tips: Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or light dappled shade. Lime tolerant.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 5m x 1.5m


  • Do not prune
  • Evergreen: Evergreen
  • M Size: Medium
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Attractive bark
  • Leaf colour: Blue / Green
  • Open space planting
  • Wet tolerant

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