growing GIANT SEQUOIA- Sequoiadendron giganteum in India

Nick Maclaren nmm1 at
Wed Dec 11 08:59:42 EST 2002

In article <3fb94ad1.0212110524.110871b1 at>,
ttq987 at (ttq987) writes:
|> thanks to all for help & suggestions
|> am planning to go ahead & give it a shot ... although it does not get
|> very cold near bombay... & has very slim chances of growing
|> most sources seem to be good, but the link that clear cut has posted
|> seems to be quite a reliable source for getting seeds
|> Polar, I may not be around when & if this tree ever grows fully.. but
|> will feel good even if it starts growing .... :)

It apparently isn't too hard to grow from seed, but it MUST be
planted in a soil-based compost.  The reason that the trees need
fire is to clear the needle debris so that the seeds can
germinate.  I think that they can get though only a fraction of
an inch before they must reach soil.

There are a fair number in the UK, but it is really a bit cold
and wet for them - note that this means summer, not winter.
My guess is that it might survive once it gets established, but
the problem will be doing that.

Nick Maclaren,
University of Cambridge Computing Service,
New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QH, England.
Email:  nmm1 at
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