Giant Sequoia – Sequoiadendron Giganteum

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The Giant Sequoia, an icon of longevity and size, known as the tallest tree species on earth. With its rapid growth, distinctive bark, and immense size, it creates unique ecosystems and awe-inspiring landscapes. Suited to moist, well-drained soils, this ancient species symbolises strength and endurance in both nature and design.

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Giant Sequoia

The Giant Sequoia, or Sequoiadendron giganteum, native to the Sierra Nevada, is known for its massive size and longevity, lacking significant flowering or fruiting. The Giant Sequoia are sometime also known as Sierra Redwood or Wellingtonia.

Features

Giant Sequoias are known for their colossal stature, with a rapid growth rate, especially in youth. They produce small, inconspicuous cones rather than flowers or fruits. These trees are characterised by thick, fibrous, reddish-brown bark, which helps in fire resistance. Their leaves are small, scale-like, and evergreen unlike the Dawn Redwood trees. The root system is surprisingly shallow for their size, yet widespread. The foliage retains a vibrant green colour throughout the year.

Benefits for Nature

Giant Sequoias provide critical habitats for numerous wildlife species. Their immense size supports diverse ecosystems within their canopy and surrounding area. These trees do not produce significant pollen or nectar but contribute to the environment by sequestering large amounts of carbon and producing oxygen. Their fire-resistant bark and longevity play a key role in maintaining forest stability.

Landscaping and Design

Due to their enormous size, Giant Sequoias are not typical in conventional landscaping but are a focal point in large parks and natural settings. They create impressive and awe-inspiring landscapes, often used as a symbol of strength and endurance. Their grandeur compliments open spaces and is ideal for creating natural landmarks.

Preferred Conditions

Giant Sequoias prefer well-drained, moist soils, ideally with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. They require ample water, especially in their younger years, but are surprisingly tolerant of various environmental conditions once established. These giants are adapted to high altitude mountain environments and are not suited for extremely windy, coastal, or urban environments.

Fun Fact about Giant Sequoia

Giant Sequoias are among the oldest living organisms on Earth, with some individuals estimated to be over 3,000 years old. They have a unique ability to resist decay and diseases, contributing to their extraordinary lifespan.

Summary

The Giant Sequoia, an icon of longevity and size, known as the tallest tree species on earth. With its rapid growth, distinctive bark, and immense size, it creates unique ecosystems and awe-inspiring landscapes. Suited to moist, well-drained soils, this ancient species symbolises strength and endurance in both nature and design.

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STANDARD DELIVERY TYPES

Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

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