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Sequoiadendron is a genus containing just 1 living species of hardy, evergreen, coniferous tree originating from mountainous habitat. Its latin name, Sequoiadendron giganteum, is the basis for commonly used terms for this genus such as 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.
How to propagate Wellingtonia
Propagate by seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).
Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.
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These trees can grow over 100m.