giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)

Native: California

General Notes:

Sequoiadendron giganteum in Sequoia National Park is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 261 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 1024 inches and a crown spread of 106 feet.

Tree Characteristics

  • Shape: Conical
  • Foliage: Evergreen, Scalelike, Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.
  • Height: 60 - 100. May reach 260 feet
  • Width: 30 - 50 feet
  • Flowers: Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring.
  • Fruit: Brown or Red Cone, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.
  • Bark: Red Brown, Fissured.
  • Shading Capacity: Dense in Leaf.
  • Litter Issue: Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 1 - 9 and 14 – 23, USDA Hardiness 6 - 9.
  • Exposure: Full Sun.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Susceptible: Carpenter Ant, Annosus Root Disease, Oak Root Rot and Phytophthora Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Strong.
  • Root Damage Potential: Moderate.
  • Health Hazard: None Known
  • Biogenic Emissions: Moderate.

Source:

SelecTree. "Sequoiadendron giganteum Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 28, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/sequoiadendron-giganteum >

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