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Giant Sequoia

Sequoiadendron giganteum

Native to Pacific Northwest Valuable to wildlife

Characteristics:
Iconic western conifer with broad trunk base, reddish bark, and conical crown.

Growing Conditions:
Best in full sun with decent drainage; tolerates droughty conditions once established.

Uses:
Large, specimen tree in urban areas; good for wildlife.

Height:
75' at maturity

Width:
30' at maturity

Shape:
Dense pyramidal

Flowers:
Inconspicuous.

Leaves:
Awl-like, evergreen leaves; pointed and triangular in cross-section.

Bark:
Thick, durable bark, reddish-brown and furrowed with age; fire resistant.

Native to Sierra Mountains of California and in small patches throughout northern California and southern Oregon.