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Giant Redwood-Giant Sequoia Tree Seeds

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Giant Sequoia - 15 Seeds
Sequoiadendron giganteum
Giant Redwood, Sherman Tree, Sherman Sequoia,

Description: One of the world's largest trees with fibrous, reddish-brown trunk much enlarged and buttressed at base, fluted into ridges, and conspicuously narrowed or tapered above; narrow, conical crown of short, stout, horizontal branches reaches nearly to base. Giant trees have tall, bare trunk and irregular, open crown. Giant tree to 300’. Bark brown, fibrous. Leaves evergreen.
Height: 150-300'
Diameter: 20', sometimes larger.
Growth Rate: medium to fast in the initial decades, then slowing.
Leaves: Evergreen; crowded and overlapping; 1/8-1/4" long, to 1/2" on leaders. Scalelike; ovate or lance-shaped, sharp-pointed; blue-green with 2 whitish lines.
Bark: Reddish-brown, fibrous, very thick, deeply furrowed into scaly ridges.
Twigs: Much-branched, slender, drooping; blue-green turning brown.
Cones: 1 3/4-2 3/4" long; elliptical, reddish-brown; many flat, sharp-pointed cone-scales; maturing in 2 seasons; hanging down at end of leafy twig and remaining attached; 3-9 seeds under cone-scale, light brown, 2-winged, falling gradually.
Habitat: Granitic and other rocky soils in scattered groves in moist mountain sites, usually canyons or slopes; in coniferous forests.
Range: Western slope of Sierra Nevada, central California; at 4500-7500' ; rarely at 3000-8900' .
Propagation: Easy to germinate and need up to 1/2 month to sprout. Surface sow on moist compost/soil mix. Give a light overhead spray to wet the seeds and then place in a plastic bag. Place somewhere warm (75 - 85 F) and light. Most seeds should germinate within a few days, with many.
Bonsai Use: Wonderful Bonsai for beginner and intermediate enthusiasts.
Discussion: This rare species ranks among the world's oldest trees; felled trees show annual rings indicating up to 3200 years of age. Almost all Giant Sequoias are protected in Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia national parks, in 4 national forests, and in state parks and forests. It is a popular, large ornamental tree in moist, cool temperate climates along the Pacific Coast and around the world. The lumber is no longer used, although many trees were cut and wasted in the early logging days. Seedlings and saplings are killed by forest fires, but the very thick bark of mature trees offers resistance. In its natural habitat Douglas squirrels cut and store quantities of mature cones, and sparrows, finches, and chipmunks destroy many seedlings; however, in other ranges, it will flourish with great speed and dramatic growth.
Notes: I have been growing these trees ever since I first laid eyes on them as a kid during a family vacation in the early 60’s. While they will not as tall as the ones in California in my lifetime, I would like to think that someone in the future will look at these and try to guess exactly how these came to be in NJ.

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to providing you economical seeds and crafts.)

Kirby Foster
May 2017

Reviews

Steve_Haak_d1d671 on Jun 15, 2018
1 stars

Purchased monkey puzzle tree seeds. They arrived on time and in acceptable packaging, but the seeds are way too tiny. This type of tree produces large seeds, usually 1.5 to 2 inches in length. The seeds I received where not even 1/16 of an inch. Emailed seller twice regarding my surprise and concern and have not received a response. My recommendation: Find another seller.

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