Large California redwood tree start
Easy to grow, instructions included
Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) are one of the oldest plant families on Earth. Although they thrive in the temperate rain forests of the Pacific Northwest, they can adapt to higher elevations and warmer and dryer climates, as well as colder areas.
The secret is lots of water and some sunshine, especially at this early stage.
You are purchasing 1 large redwood
tree plug, two to three years old. These stand about 16 inches or so measured
from the bottom of the plug, which is about 1.5 inches in diameter. They have
an extensive root system already.
These are actively growing and we always ship the largest. We recommend that you pot these in 1-gallon pots on arrival.
Redwoods have a genetic configuration with 6 sets of chromosomes that developed over thousands of years to allow the trees to grow in many diverse climate conditions and regions.
When trees breathe they take in carbon dioxide, release oxygen and store carbon in their trunks. Trees lock away carbon in a more permanent way than other plant species due to their size and relatively longer life spans.
This process, called carbon sequestration, is something California’s redwoods do better than just about any other species on the planet. When given the right conditions, redwood trees gain height and girth quickly. Underground, forest soils and root structures store even more carbon. Because redwoods can live for thousands of years, they are a very long-term source of carbon storage.
The common name for these trees is California Redwood or Coastal Redwood. They can live for 2,000 years or more in ideal conditions. This species includes the tallest trees on Earth, reaching up to 375 feet in height and 26 feet in diameter.
Redwood trees can grow very rapidly. Young trees develop a narrow conical silhouette -- the highest branches reaching upward, the lower ones drooping. This shape changes with age.
Young redwoods use sunlight so efficiently (3-4 times more than pines) that they can grow even in deep shade. But with full sunlight and moist soil, a large redwood sapling can grow more than 6 feet in a single growing season! The babies offered here can grow up to two feet in a year, if the conditions are right.