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Giant Redwood

Sequoiadendron giganteum

Plant Data

Order:
Pinales
Family:
Cupressaceae (Cypress)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Flowering in late autumn, individual trees produce male and female flowers on the same tree. The small male pollen-producing flowers are yellowish-brown. The small female flowers are yellowish-green. The flowers are fairly inconspicuous and grow on the tips of the branches.
Fruit:
The fruit are cones, growing up to 2.5 inches in length. Each cone produces approximately 100 seeds.
Leaves:
An evergreen tree with very distinctive needle-like leaves. The small, scale-like bluish-green needles are prickly in appearance and are spirally arranged along the shoots.
Maximum Size:
50 metres (UK), 95m (USA)
Other Names:
Big Tree, Giant Sequoia, Sierra Redwood, Sierran Redwood, Wellingtonia.
Habitats:
Gardens, parkland, woodland.