Sequoia has also only one species attached to its name, this being Sequoia sempervirens, the Californian redwood, which can in no way be considered a garden plant growing even in the British Isles over 150 ft. However, it has produced one interesting slow-growing or dwarf conifer in S. s. adpressa. This, if left to its own devices, would make a straggling bush or small tree of up to 30 ft. Trimmed regularly to a bush of not more than 3 ft. in height it will give a great amount of pleasure as a most beautiful artificial dwarf variety. The tips of the foliage in the summer will turn creamy white so that the bush looks as though it is covered in snow. Worth a bit of trouble, this plant!

Sequoia sempervirens


Sequoiadendron again is represented by one species Sequoiadendron giganteum, more commonly known in the British Isles as a wellingtonia. It is also called the mammoth tree on account of its ultimate size and whilst an attractive and spectacular tree it will eventually grow to 150 ft. or more so cannot be considered for the garden.

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