Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: To 295 feet (90 m)
Leaves: Evergreen
Needled
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Conservation status: Endangered (EN)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Endangered
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Comments:
Posted by Sequoiadendron4 (Lititz, PA - Zone 6b) on Jan 28, 2016 9:37 PM

The Giant Sequoia is a beautiful and magnificent tree in the west, and in the east it is just as nice. I planted mine in the spring of '10 and it grew about 25-30" a year at my house. It should definitely be watered during times of drought, though, and if not, it does tend to brown out. It does take cold and heavy snow loads well. I have only seen 2 other trees in our area, one in York and one in Lancaster PA, and both have quite a large trunk. I like this about the trees, though, that they have a much wider trunk than you'd think for the height. Very beautiful and a nice "exotic" to have. Unfortunately, though, my Sequoia had to be cut down due to Cercospora sequoiae needle blight. Apparently, it is common to the GS in the east. I could have sprayed it, but from what I read, I'd have to do it very frequently during the growing season and likely each year.

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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Apr 17, 2013 6:28 PM

One of two state trees observed by California.

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