Shipping: $8.49 plus 50 cents per additional plant (includes plants of different varieties in same order)
Guarantee: All plants guaranteed to arrive safe and grow, damaged plants will be replaced for free (replacements are typically sent in 1-2 business days)
About growing the Giant Coast Redwood - Sequoia sempervirens
Average Height: 30-70 feet in landscapes, 300+ feet in the wild. Thick roots make this a very wind fast tree. Hardiness: 0 degrees, Zones 7-9 Aspect: Sun to deep shade - will grow in more shade than almost any other tree Plant Spacing: 10+ ft apart, 5' spacing for solid screen Deer Resistance: 5/5 - Very deer resistant! Leaves: Flat spreading needles (rare for Cypress family trees which normally have scaled leaves), evergreen
The Giant Coastal Redwood is one of the most unique and amazing trees in the world, and has become very popular in cultivation worldwide. Although the species grows in a very limited range naturally, it grows in a very large number of conditions and survives in most environments as long as summer water is available. However, these trees are actually far more drought resistant than most people think. At our nursery in Medford, Oregon where average rainfall is about 19 inches with less than 3 of those occurring between June and September (when the average high is in the 90's with 100+ degrees being common, all with very low humidity (10-20% is the most common) we grow Coast Redwoods in the full sun with them being watered only twice each summer. Any landscape with summer watering will have enough moisture to grow this tree. Additionally, there are no major pests or diseases that might attack your tree and make it look sick and yellow. They are also more cold tolerant than most people think - our trees survived -5 degrees for two days straight without even leaf damage.
One of the most interesting aspects of the Coast Redwood is its generation ability. In general, conifers can produce new growth only from existing buds - branches that are cut off will leave a permanently bare trunk, trees cut to the ground will yield a dead stump. Redwoods can produce new buds from old growth along the trunk or from the stump, which has actually been useful to us for maintaining low branching. Because other conifers can't regenerate low branches, pruning them causes dead spots on hedges. This is very true for Arborvitae, which deer tend to eat during the winter. In hard years they eat all the bottom branches, leaving a permanently bare trunk. We love using Redwoods for hedges because they can be continually topped and pruned and will stay dense and full. Additionally, the roots can regenerate and will handle disturbance such as digging or being buried deeper far better than most other trees. In the wild they are well adapted to growing in flood plains where rivers can deposit large amounts of silt over their roots.
Coast Redwoods are known for their incredible shade tolerance, and will grow straight and fast even in deep shade. They are one of our favorite conifers and is the first conifer we started propagating (again unlike many other conifers, Coast Redwoods can be propagated by stem cuttings). When given space and time, they will grow quite large, but they can also be pruned to a hedge or even kept as a bonsai. However, because of their fast growth and immense potential size, we don't recommend planting these in tight residential settings near buildings or property borders.
The Giant Coastal Redwood is the world's tallest tree, with some of the tallest growing to more than 300 feet high with trunks 30 feet in diameter! Redwoods are famous for their fast growth of up to seven or eight feet per year, massive sizes, and incredibly rot resistant wood. The tree's heartwood takes on a red color over time as decay resistant chemicals accumulate in the wood, which is fairly light and even grained. The wood is very strong and the huge demand for the incredible wood has left only very small populations of Redwoods unlogged. The species now only occupies a few percent of its original range and has been listed as an endangered tree. Luckily, a mature tree can produce 5-8 million seeds per year and although the seeds tend to have low viability, plenty of seedlings can be grown each year for reforestation.
It came perfectly packaged and within desired shipping time.
After giving it a few days out of its box and potted, it perked right up and it sitting happily amongst my small forest :)
Apr 6, 2018 by Paul F
arrived quickly...and very healthy looking. love it!!!!
May 25, 2017 by liesjerso
Tree was just as described, arrived in great shape, and already has about a half inch of new growth after just three weeks! Love it! Great seller =)
Plants arriving safely is our business, so we guarantee all plants we ship. If your plant arrives damaged, please contact us within 15 days and we'll send out a replacement or refund right away. We extend the timeframe on our warranty in many cases, so if you ever have a problem please don't hesitate to contact us.
Depending on your location and the plant species/sizes, we ship either USPS 3 day or UPS Ground. We wash the soil off the roots of the plant species that don't mind, but for the more picky species (like most bamboos) we grow them in a soil-less mix and ship them with their root ball intact.
Generally, we get your plants shipped in 1-3 days. Send us a message if you would like us to delay your shipment.
Returns & exchanges
We guarantee that our plants will arrive healthy and without significant damage from transport. Please open your plants as soon as they are received, water them well, and keep them in a shady spot until they dealt with. If any of the plants are damaged, please contact us within 15 days and we will get you a replacement sent out shortly. We certainly don't want you to be stuck with unhealthy plants. We do not guarantee plants that have been damaged after being received for not being watered, being left out in extreme cold or heat, or left in the box after delivery for an extended period of time.
We cannot accept return plants due to state pest and disease regulations. However, if you are unsatisfied with the plants you receive please contact us - we will issue a refund or send replacements for plants that do not fit the description within reason. Plant sizes will vary but we guarantee that all plants will be well rooted and established into their container unless otherwise noted and large enough to fill that container (i.e. you won't receive a plant that should be in a 4" pot as a one gallon plant). Refunds or replacements will be issued for damaged plants.