Landscape Photo #7431: Sequoias or redwoods?

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Bonehead
Nov 17, 2017 3:36 PM CST
I'm always confused between the two. If you could tag this lovely photo, it will associate with the tree entry in the database and be seen by many more people.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Nov 17, 2017 3:37 PM CST

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That would be helpful since this is a plant website. Thumbs up
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pardalinum
Nov 17, 2017 3:51 PM CST
Aren't they the same?

https://garden.org/plants/sear...

This question came up the other day when I was walking in a local park with a friend. There are several of what I have been calling Sequoias growing there and we thought they were the same. If they aren't I would like to know that...
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Nov 17, 2017 6:56 PM CST

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Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) and Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) are different trees.

http://sequoia.visionbib.com/s...
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Bonehead
Nov 17, 2017 7:04 PM CST
Thanks Sue. So, a redwood (common name) is a sequoia (botanical name) and a giant sequoia (common name) is a sequoiadendron (botanical name). Clear as mud. No wonder I am always confused by these two trees. In any event, they are both majestic.
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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Nov 17, 2017 7:40 PM CST
OK, so it looks like what we have planted around here is Sequoiadendron giganteum. They seem to be fast growing and folks who planted them in their tiny front yards find that now the massive trunks pretty much take up most of their yard. Whistling

I like the ones in the park. If I get caught in the rain I just duck under one and stay dry until the rain abates.

Thanks Sue!

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