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Sequoiadendron giganteum


Sierra Redwood




Origin:  Western United States of America.
            Mike's Opinion

this is Mike

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If ample space is available, this is an amazing tree to grow. Since it is native to the west coast of Canada it is not hardy in southern Ontario. However, it will grow in a container and there are more tolerant cultivars available to try.



Michael Pascoe, NDP., ODH., CLT., MSc. (Plant Conservation)

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Family
Taxodiaceae
Genus
Sequoiadendron
Species
giganteum
Category
Woody
Type
Tree (evergreen)
Pronunciation
USDA Hardiness Zone
6b - 7a
Canadian Hardiness Zone
6a - 6b
RHS Hardiness Zone
H6
Temperature (°C)
-21 - (-15)
Temperature (°F)
-5 - 5
Height
20 - 100 m
Spread
5 - 30 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
April
Landscape
Use as a specimen conifer where there is room to ascend and spread.
Growth
Fast
Pests
No serious pests or diseases to note.
Habitat
Dense and pyramidal-oval in youth, losing its lower branches with a narrow- pyramidal crown of foliage.
Bark/Stem Description
Spongy in texture and rich reddish brown, quite thick as a form of protection against fire.
Leaf Description
Blue-green needles vary in length from 2 -10 mm and are usually awl shaped, triangular in cross section, tapering from the base to a fine point. They point forward toward the apex, covering the stem longitudinally in 3 spiralling rows.
Flower Description
Male flowers are axillary and terminal with numerous spirally arranged stamens; female flowers are terminal with 15 - 20 peltate scales.
Texture Description
Medium textured.
Notable Specimens
Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Propagation
By seed requiring no pre-treatment.
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