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SEQUOIA gigantea


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Family: Cupressaceae

Subfamily: Sequoioideae

Characteristics: Evergreen tree 100 m spread 7 m

Seeds per packets: 10


Native to central California Sequoia gigantea is the world's largest tree in terms of circumference and volume. It is also a very long-lived tree in the wild, specimens have been found that are 3500 years old. It grows in more or less isolated groves on the Western slopes of the Sierra Nevada in Central California, in a narrow belt approximately 260 miles long.

Prefers a deep cool soil in an open sunny position frost resistant but drought tender.

These seeds are not actually dormant but will generally germinate faster and more even if given a cold stratification for up to 52 days in the refrigerator.

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