Small specimens are 1.5-2m tall.
Sequoiadendron giganteum is an absolutely spectacular tree; it is long lived and huge and holds the distinction of being the largest living thing on the Earth, by volume! It can live for more than 3000 years! This phenomenal specimen is native to California, where it grows on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada.
Giant Redwood are classified as an evergreen conifer, with small leaves that are a light bluey-green, awl shaped, and arranged spirally on the shoot. The seed cones are long and green, usually maturing in 18-20 months, however they typically remain green and present on a single tree for up to 20 years until the cones are forced to release the seed either due to fire or insects damaging the cones or indeed when the cone scales shrink during hot weather.
The bark of the Sequoiadendron giganteum is equally as magnificent as the rest of the tree, it is deeply furrowed, which a spongy feel and flaky look to it. It is a bright brown-red colour.
Wellingtonia have a densely branched structure and remain conical in shape whilst they are maturing. As the tree ages the crown spreads so that it is more widely spread and the branches become more and more down swept. The national champion in the USA, situated neatly in Sequoia National Park is 36m wide and a monumental 92m high!
Given access to water at a young age, this tree will thrive in all soils that drain; they will not enjoy having their roots sat in water continuously however do enjoy a constant supply of water.
As the magnitude of Sequoiadendron suggests it is not a tree that you should endeavour to plant lightly and is therefore best sited where there is plenty of space for the future; one for parklands and estates only!
Mature Height: 20m+
Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.
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Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750
Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.
Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.
For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.
For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.