Redwood, California Redwood, Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens

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Botanical Name:

Sequoia sempervirens







Common Name:

Redwood, California Redwood, Coast Redwood

Seeds Per Pound:
11.49 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
350 feet
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In Stock: 11.49 lb
  • Sequoia sempervirens

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: No pre-germination treatment required; sow immediately, sow seed 1/8" deep , tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, cover seedbed with some shade.
In a Nutshell:
* Sequoia Sempervirens is an evergreen Tree growing to 110 m (361ft) by 20 m (65ft) at a fast rate, approximately 24"/year in the right conditions.
* Sequoia sempervirensis the sole living species of the genus Sequoia in the cypress family Cupressaceae (formerly treated in Taxodiaceae). Common names include coast redwood, coastal redwood and California redwood. It is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree living 1,200–1,800 years or more.
* Coast redwoods have a conical crown, with horizontal to slightly drooping branches. The bark is very thick, up to 30 cm (12 in), and quite soft, fibrous with a bright red-brown when freshly exposed (hence the name redwood ), weathering darker. The root system is composed of shallow, wide-spreading lateral roots.
* It is a long-lived tree in the wild, often living 1000 years and with some specimens 2200 years old recorded.
* A poultice of the heated leaves has been used in the treatment of earaches. The gummy sap has been used as a stimulant and tonic in the treatment of rundown conditions.
* The fibrous bark is also used for making paper. Branches can be harvested at any time of the year from logged trees, the bark is cut into useable pieces and soaked in clear water prior to cooking for 6 or more hours with lye. The fibres are beaten for six hours in a ball mill and the paper is a brown colour. more...
* Seed production begins at 10–15 years of age, and large seed crops occur frequently after that. more...
Bonsai Comments:

Bonsai is the reproduction of tree in miniature. The Redwood , known for its fast growing and hardiness likes to be in full sun with some shade in the hottest days of summer. Sequoia semperirens tree needs to be in a cold environment durning the winter protected from the frost. Redwoods need watering durning the summer and kept moist in the winter but be careful not to overwater.

Growing naturally in a formal upright shape like nature is a good style for a bonsai, and this species is pest and disease free.

Winter Storage:

1. Bury in the ground and mulch, mulch, mulch all of it. Choose a location that is protected from weather but allows rain and snow. ( like the woods)

2. Store in an unheated garage . The tree will not require light because it is in hibernation but it does need some watering every few weeks.

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A very large tall conifer, native to the U.S. west coast; handsome reddish-brown bark on older trees; dense and conical when young, bare on the lower trunk when mature; dark green 1/4" needles; 1" cones; grows well on the West Coast fog belt from southern Oregon to San Francisco; also in England; does not flourish on the U.S. East Coast