The Giant Sequoia is the largest tree and the oldest living thing in the world. Giant Sequoia trees grow on average 165 to 300 feet tall with a diameter of 20-35 feet. The oldest known tree is over 3,500 years old based on ring counts.
Other Names: Sierra Redwood, Giant Redwood
Growth Rate: Fast
Soil Type: Grows best in deep, well-drained sandy loams. The natural environment of the Giant Sequoia is restricted to a limited area of the Western Sierra Nevada in California.
Zones: 6 to 8
Germination Range: 20-40%
Stratification Requirement: 21-30 days cold moist stratification.