Sequoia Gigantica 'Giant Redwood' Seeds

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Sequoia Gigantica 'Giant Redwood' - 5 Seeds

Giant sequoia specimens are the most massive individual trees in the world growing to 50 - 85 meters. The oldest known Sequoia Gigantica 'Giant Redwood' is 3,500 years old!

Fun facts
  • The roots of the Coast Redwood grow and spread widely just under the surface of the ground and do not go much deeper. ...
  • Young Redwood trees grow their branches from ground level but as they grow, they lose their lower branches up to 20 or 30 meters. ...
  • The tree also grows seed cones that bear small winged seeds that enable the survival of the seedlings during autumn.
  • When the wind has dispersed the seedlings, they begin to grow rapidly and reach 20 meters in 20 years. ...
  • Redwoods provide a valuable source of timber for the US. The lumber from the tree is highly valued because of its lightweight quality and resistance to decay. 

Why not try to grow your own?

Seed Starting Method Raise seedlings and plant out 
Like most coniferous trees, the seeds of giant sequoia trees need to spend a bit of time in the cold to soften their shell and lift the seed dormancy. A period of 4 weeks in moistened paper towel is a good minimum.
Sowing Depth 10mm into pre moistened soil - cover with cling wrap 
Growing Season All year round inside
Germination Time From days to weeks 
Hardiness Perennial
Plant Spacing  N/A
Plant Height 50 - 85 meters 
Planting Position Partial or full sun, moist well manured soil
Days Until Maturity 
Growing tips When the time is up & your seeds are coming out of the fridge, place the bag in a dark spot at room temperature. The temperature difference will make the seeds sprout. After a few days, open the bag and look for sprouted seeds. If you see some, take them out, we will plant them right now. Put the bag back in the shade and check regularly for new seedlings.
Seedlings can have from 3 to 5 cotyledons (first leaves). After a few days, you will see the first real leaves show up in the centre. If your seedlings made it that far, it usually means they are less likely to die from stem rot.
When the plants are about 4 to 6" tall, it is better to take them out of their pot and grow them directly in the ground. This will ensure that they don't dry up and it will give space for the roots to spread.

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