Plant ID forum: Tree ID

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Oct 20, 2016 9:45 AM CST
Hi there,

I ordered giant redwoods from California and coastal redwoods among other seeds.
I managed to get many of the giant redwoods to germinate and grow but then in the batch i had one that had similar characteristics but with a finer leaf. The leaves are longer, thinner and a lighter green than the giants. The sapling has a more pointed shape like a Christmas tree and less scraggly looking than the giants. I figured this was a coastal redwood.

But having looked up coastal redwoods i see their leaves sit rather neatly side by side where as this baby tree has leaves spiraling around the branch. in sets of three (hope that makes sense) and they are quite prickly to touch.

This tree grew to knee height (as per the photos attached) in a year... a good deal taller and narrower than the giants which germinated at the same time.

Any expert ideas?
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Oct 20, 2016 11:00 AM CST
On my phone its hard to see clear.
But it kind of looks like a giant sequoia. They grow fast. Do the leafs.stems look like a juniper
bush ? If yes ! You got a giant sequoia ### Hurray! nodding
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Oct 21, 2016 6:36 PM CST
I does look like a little sequoia. Show us another photo of it with your other seedlings and some close ups of the growth on this one and on the others.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost


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