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Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant Sequoia) seeds - RP Seeds

Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant Sequoia) seeds


One of the world's largest trees when mature, the Giant Sequoia grows up to 30m tall and is very fast-growing! Fortunately it also makes an excellent Bonsai or container tree. Has attractive, thick, fibrous, red-brown bark and bright bluish-green leaves. Easily grown from seed.

Hardy Tree
Height: to 30m
Position: Sun

Packet of 10 or 50 seeds



Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of the year. Mix equal parts of seed compost, eg. John Innes with vermiculite or perlite and sow seeds on the surface, then just cover them with a layer of vermiculite or perlite. Seal inside a polythene bag and place in the fridge for 4 weeks.  After this, move to a propagator or other warm place and maintain an optimum temperature of 18-21C. Germination should take place within 1-2 months. Note: Germination can be very erratic, so sow thinly and prick out the seedlings as they become large enough to handle disturbing the rest of the compost as little as possible.

An alternative method is to sow in pots as above during late summer to early winter then place in a cold frame and let nature take its course as the seasons change with the seedlings emerging the next spring.

Growing Instructions: Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots and grow on in a cold frame or nursery bed for a year or two then plant in their final position in sun.

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