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Species: Sequoiadendron giganteum

(see-kwoy-uh-den'dron jye-gan'tee-um)

Sequoiadendron giganteum

Giant Sequoia; Giant Redwood; Sierra Redwood

Found on Course Walks

None Listed

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

None Listed

Ornamental Characteristics

Tree > 30 feet

60' in cultivation (250' - 300' in the wild)

Evergreen

dense; pyramidal

protect from winter sun and wind; destroyed by hard winters

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun, Part shade

6b

Can tolerate acid to neutral soil (pH 5.0 to 7.4)

protect from winter sun and wind; destroyed by hard winters

Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

none serious

Bare Root Transplanting


Other

native to western coast of U.S., from Oregon to California

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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