Sequoiadendron giganteum /Giant Sequoia

Sequoiadendron giganteum   / Sequoiadendron giganteum
Large established trees in Sequoia National Park
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Large established trees in Sequoia National Park

Growing beneath El Capitan

Framing a view of a waterfall Yosemite National Park

A planting of very young trees

The trunk of an old tree growing in a southern California botanical garden

A portion of the canopy of an old tree

Canopy of an old tree growing in southern California

The canopy of a Giant Sequoia

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Scientific Name: Sequoiadendron giganteum
Common Name: Giant Sequoia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Giant sequioas are the worlds tallest trees attaining a height of 165-280 feet. There is documented data that these giants can live to be over 3,000 years old. The grow in a wide variety of soils in climates that have dry summers and snowy winters. Requires a large area for growth as specimen or lawn tree.