Frank P Matthews
Often called Redwood or Wellingtonia tree. Sequoiadendron giganteum grows over 100ft tall with a very thick trunk. These trees can live to 700 years old and are very hardy.
There are many fine specimens in Britain. Benmore Botanic Gardens in Scotland has a superb avenue of huge trees over 150 years old.
The ‘Wellingtonia’. It may not be the tallest tree in the world but Sequoiadendron giganteum is the largest by volume.
Blue Giant Redwood
Large evergreen conifer with blue-green awl shaped leaves. An unusual form of the ‘Wellington’.
Weeping Giant Redwood
Branches are tightly pendulous and conform to the trunk, can be straight, but often twisting/leaning in one or more directions.