Genuine California Sequoia redwood tree
Grows very fast, easy to grow
Great for landscapes and for bonsai
Wonderful for a classroom project
Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) are one of the oldest plant families on Earth. Although they thrive in the temperate rain forests of the Pacific Northwest, they can adapt to higher elevations and warmer and dryer climates, as well as colder areas. The secret is lots of water and sunshine, especially at this baby stage.
The common name for these trees is California Redwood. They can live for 2,000 years or more in ideal conditions. This species includes the tallest trees on Earth, reaching 375 feet in height and 26 feet in diameter.
You are purchasing a large redwood tree plug, two to three years old. These stand about 18 inches high measured from the bottom of the plug, which is about 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter. We recommend that you pot these in 1-gallon pots on arrival.
Pot these in ordinary potting soil. You can regulate the speed of growth by varying the light -- the lower the light, the slower the growth. But do keep them moist, as redwoods like lots of water. We think these can be grown outdoors successfully from zones 5 through 9 if proper care is given. Introduce to sun gradually, as they are accustomed to the filtered light in our greenhouse.
We recommend growing these as pot plants for up to a year, gradually increasing the size of the pot. Plant in the ground in the spring of 2016. Or you can grow these as container plants by pruning them back if they threaten to get too big.
These trees were tissue cultured from large redwoods that showed superior growth, shape, adaptation to varying climatic regions, limb structure, height and diameter.
A mature tree is said to produce nearly 260 pounds of oxygen a year. Redwood trees can grow very rapidly. Young trees develop a narrow conical silhouette -- the highest branches reaching upward, the lower ones drooping. This shape changes with age. Young redwoods use sunlight so efficiently (3-4 times more than pines) that they can grow even in deep shade. But with sunlight and moist soil, the babies offered here can grow up to two feet in a year.
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