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botanical name:
Sequoiadendron giganteum
Sequoiadendron giganteum © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Wellingtonia, Giant Redwood, Sierra Redwood.
synonyms:  Sequoia wellingtonia
family:  Cupressaceae
characteristics: conifer, evergreen
height: 80.00m
width: 10.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour:
fruit colour: brown
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
The famous Giant Redwood from the mountains of California. Large conical tree becoming more columnar as it get taller with down-curved branches. Thick, spongy reddish brown bark. Small grey-green leaves arranged tightly around the stems. Rounded female cones, mid-green ageing to brown.

cultivation:
Reasonably fertile, moist, well drained soil in sun or light dappled shade. Thrives very in the West of Britain, where the average growth is about 70cm per year.

usage:
Extensively planted in British parklands. Very architectural large specimen tree. Occasionally used for avenues.
Produces extremely durable timber.

other notes:
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