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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
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.

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.

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

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