SEQUOIADENDRON giganteum in autumn sun
  • SEQUOIADENDRON giganteum en Mars
  • SEQUOIADENDRON giganteum in autumn sun
  • Group of SEQUOIADENDRON giganteum at the beginning of autumn

SEQUOIADENDRON giganteum (giant sequoia)


The giant sequoia is the perfect wind breaker with a most solid rootsystem. SEQUOIADENDRON giganteum grows with a regular, cone alike shape.

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The giant sequoia is an evergreen tree with one of the best root systems among trees which gives it excellent resistance to strong winds. The SEQUOIADENDRON giganteum grows for the first 15 to 20 years in a regular and conical shape and then becomes a large column. Despite the great height that giant sequoia can reach, they occupy only a relatively small area of the ground. They resist as well in more humid grounds as in dry ground. It is probably a tree that will be able to withstand climate change more easily.

In order to learn more about SEQUOIADENDRON giganteum (giant sequoia) , its planting and how to take care of it, discover below important technical facts. If there are multiple options shown (for example: nature of soil), this means they are all suitable for the plant.

Approximate height after 10 years
3 - 5 m
Possible spots for planting
full sun (from noon until 5 p.m. minimum), half shade (no sun from noon until 5 p.m.), shade (no direct sunlight)
Special interest in spring
foliage, shape
Special interest in summer
foliage, shape
Special interest in autumn
foliage, shape
Special interest in winter
foliage, shape
Color of foliage
Kind of foliage
Possible uses
isolated, pot
Need of humidity
dry, mean, humid
Cold resistance
hardy under -20°C
Acceptable kind of soil
light, normal, heavy
Acceptable pH
acid (less than 6.5), neutral (between 6.5 and 7.5), calcareous (more than 7.5)
Pruning period
usable for bonsai, shape
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