E Charles Nelson
tippitiwitchet at zetnet.co.uk
Mon Aug 24 02:18:19 EST 1998
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> is there anybody who has experience in growing sequoia gigantea?
> I am grateful for any information!
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The correct name is Sequoiadendron giganteum, in English the giant
red wood or big tree.
There is almost 150 years experience of growing this tree in Europe
and almost any book on growing conifers (e.g. by Gerd Krussmann,
Manual of cultivated conifers - there is a German edition - will
It does prefer moist, well-drained soil, high humidity/rainfall, cool
cummers and mild winters, so it thrives in Ireland, Britain and
places with similar climate. Zone H2 according to the European Garden Flora.
Dr Charles Nelson
Tippitiwitchet Cottage, Hall Road, OUTWELL PE14 8PE, Wisbech, UK
tel [+ 44] 01945 773057. fax [+ 44] 1945 774077
e-mail tippitiwitchet at zetnet.co.uk
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