Baby California redwood tree - 15 inches high
Free growing instructions
About 15 inches high
Wonderful for a classroom project
Great for landscapes and for bonsai
Genuine California Sequoia redwood tree
Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens, or coast redwood) 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 sunshine, especially at this baby
The common name for these trees is California Redwood. They can live for 2,000 years or more in ideal conditions. This species includes the tallest trees on Earth, reaching 375 feet in height and 26 feet in diameter.
You are purchasing one baby redwood tree, about two years old, in a tall 4-inch pot.
These stand about 14 inches high, measured from the bottom of the pot. We have a bunch of them and we'll pick out a nice one for you.
NOTE: ORDERS TO CALIFORNIA HAVE TO BE SHIPPED BARE ROOT.
CAUTION: NO shipping to any locations where the high temps for the day are below 32 degrees.
The plants will freeze and die, even with a heat pack.
If your lows are above 25 degrees and your highs are in the 30s or low 40s, we recommend you buy a 72-hour heat pack to keep your plants warm enroute. We ship USPS, which takes two to three days.
You can regulate the speed of growth by varying the light -- the lower the light, the slower the growth. But do keep them moist, as redwoods like lots of water. We think these can be grown outdoors successfully from zones 5 through 9 if proper care is given. Introduce to sun gradually, as the trees are accustomed to the filtered light in our greenhouse.
We recommend growing these as pot plants for up to a year, gradually increasing the size of the pot. Plant in the ground in the spring of 2023. Or you can grow these as container plants by pruning them back if they threaten to get too big.
These trees were tissue cultured from large redwoods that showed superior growth, shape, adaptation to varying climatic regions, limb structure, height and diameter.
A mature tree is said to produce nearly 260 pounds of oxygen a year. 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 better than pines) that they can grow even in deep shade. But with sunlight and moist soil, the babies offered here can grow up to two feet in a year.
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