Giant Redwood

Sequoiadendron giganteum

Giant Sequoia, Wellingtonia, Sierra Redwood, Big Tree, Mammoth Tree, Washingtonia, Sequoia

profile iconSequoiadendron giganteum in Ioannina, Greece
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A Sequoiadendron giganteum tree in a park
profile iconSequoiadendron giganteum in Ioannina, Greece
by XenoVon (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Sequoiadendron giganteum is the sole species in the Sequoiadendron genus. It is a huge, hardy, evergreen, coniferous tree originating from mountainous habitats. It's also commonly known by the names Giant Sequoia and Giant Redwood. This species is only found in one wild location naturally, the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. Foliage is small and reduced to overlapping wedge-shaped needles and this species is typically grown for its impressive stature, growing to an average height of 50-85m, with a trunk diameter of around 6-8m.
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Difficulty

Moderate

Fruiting time

Winter

Special features

Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

America, North, America

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Cupressaceae
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