Sequoiadendron giganteum Sequoiadendron


Description: An evergreen conifer with a rounded dense conical crown towards the top with individual branches sweeping downwards with upturned ends. The brown-red bark is deeply furrowed with a spongy feel and flaky look to it. Blue-green, awl shaped leaves, and male and female cones are borne on the same tree. Will achieve a greater girth but not as tall as the Sequoia sempervirens. Obviously not trees for the average garden but special all the same.

History: Native to California, and has been planted throughout Europe since 1853. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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): over 6m


  • Tree shape: Conical
  • Do not prune
  • Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • L Size: Large
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Attractive bark
  • Open space planting
  • Wet tolerant

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