Sequoia gigantea

E Charles Nelson tippitiwitchet at
Mon Aug 24 02:18:19 EST 1998

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> Hi,
> is there anybody who has experience in growing sequoia gigantea?
> I am grateful for any information!
> Thanks
> Gabi

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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 
provide information).

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

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