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A picture of a Giant Redwood

Giant Redwood

Sequoiadendron giganteum

Also known as

Giant Sequoia, Wellingtonia, Sierra Redwood, Big Tree, Washingtonia, Sequoia

Sequoiadendron giganteum in Ioannina, Greece by XenoVon (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








50 years to reach maturity

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A Sequoiadendron giganteum tree in a forest
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A photo of Giant Redwood

Giant Redwood Overview

Sequoiadendron giganteum is the sole species in the Sequoiadendron genus. It is a huge, hardy, evergreen, coniferous tree originating from mountainous habitats. It's also commonly known by the names Giant Sequoia and Giant Redwood. This species is only found in one wild location naturally, the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. Foliage is small and reduced to overlapping wedge-shaped needles and this species is typically grown for its impressive stature, growing to an average height of 50-85m, with a trunk diameter of around 6-8m.

How to propagate Giant Redwood


Propagate from seeds or cutting.


Special features of Giant Redwood

Attractive leaves

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