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This site refers to the three types of Redwood by the names commonly used in the U.K:
Giant Redwood Giant Redwood / Giant Sequoia / Wellingtonia Sequoiadendron giganteum
Coast Redwood Coast Redwood / Redwood Sequoia sempervirens
Dawn Redwood Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides
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*** Specials ***
As an enthusiast growing Redwood trees and maintaining a web site about them, people often ask where they can be bought, and whether I am prepared to sell any. Consequently, (although I had not originally planned on selling them), I decided to offer Giant Redwood (Wellingtonia), Coast Redwood and Dawn Redwood for sale as a means of offsetting the expense of running the web site and growing and planting out these magnificent trees.

Note though that if you buy some trees I can only deliver in the Essex area (for cost of petrol), or you will need to collect them yourself from my home town of Rayleigh.
You can lay the trees down in the back of your car as shown below.

Please bear in mind that the stock I have is limited as these redwoods are grown as a pastime and they are trees that are excess to my own planting out needs. I have indicated the sizes that I have available by a

The trees I sell will be prime specimens, in excellent health. They will have been well looked after and as good or better than you would expect to find in a quality garden centre.

Please email your requirements to:        ron@redwoodworld.co.uk

Dawn RedwoodGiant RedwoodCoast Redwood An ideal present, but remember - a tree is for life and not just for Christmas! Coast RedwoodGiant RedwoodDawn Redwood

Giant Redwood Giant Redwood aka Wellingtonia / Giant Sequoia / Sequoiadendron giganteum
This is my favourite of the Redwoods and is of course the most massive of all trees, although you would need to live for thousands of years to see it at its most immense.
As a young tree it will have a highly attractive conical form with reasonably dense foliage. As the decades go by it will grow to become a majestic landmark tree, and will reveal its reddish brown trunk and wonderful soft bark. The rate of growth is not as dramatic or over-powering as you might expect, perhaps five or six years after planting out it may be around ten to fifteen feet tall.

If you are concerned about trees being blown over in gales then this is certainly a tree for you. It is one of the sturdiest of all trees, they rarely topple due to high winds. A good example of how they ride out the fiercest storms can be seen in this picture taken at Emmett's House after the 1987 storm. They will grow on most soils but have a preference for well drained ground. They will not survive on ground that is regularly water logged or boggy. A little flooding though, for a few weeks every couple of years for example, will not kill it as can be seen here.
Height Price In Stock?
1 - 2 feet
(30 - 60cm)
£25
2 - 3 feet
(61 - 91cm)
£40
3 - 4 feet
(92 - 121cm)
£60
4 - 4.5 feet
(122 - 137cm)
£90
4.5 - 5 feet
(138 - 152cm)
£120
The height does not include the pot size, in other words it is the size of the tree from the base of its stem to the tip of the leader.

Whilst the smaller size (40-60cm) can be planted out, they would benefit from being grown on for a year or two beforehand, repotting as necessary. They may be suitable for bonsai at this size.

Early autumn to very early spring is the ideal planting time. Early to late summer planting is risky because the tree will run short of water as its roots won't have grown sufficently into the ground, but it can be done if you are on hand to be able to water once a week or so during dry periods for the first year. However, remember not to over-water Giant Redwoods, they don't like sitting in soggy compost for too long and are happy to run quite dry between waterings.

a 2cm high seedling
The trees will be supplied in a plastic pot that is in proportion to the size of the tree. If you do not wish to plant it out at the time of purchase you can retain it in the pot for some time provided it is kept well watered in the summer. Avoid spraying water on the foliage as this can encourage fungal growth on very young saplings of Giant Redwood.

Coast Redwood Coast Redwood aka Californian Redwood / Sequoia sempervirens
The Coast Redwood is the tallest of all trees, not quite as massive as the Giant Redwood since the trunk, although it will grow very wide in time, does not have quite the same girth. It has a less tidy form than the Giant Redwood and the bark is not quite as soft. Nevertheless it is in fact the tree that the Americans refer more frequently as the Redwood. In my experience the rate of growth, particularly vertically, is far greater than the Giant Redwood so the recommended planting out height can comfortably be set a little higher.

The Coast Redwood is far more tolerant of boggy conditions than the Giant, and corresondingly is a little less tolerant of extremely dry mid-summers. It is worth bearing this in mind when choosing your location; best to avoid places that become desperately dry dust bowls in the summer.
Centimetres Price In Stock?
60 - 90 £25
90 - 120 £35
120 - 150 £45
150 - 180 £60
The height does not include the pot size, in other words it is the size of the tree from the base of its stem to the tip of the leader.

These are very good trees for bonsai, this is often done with a cluster of saplings to produce a mini-wood effect.

Early autumn to very early spring is the ideal planting time. Early to late summer planting is risky because the tree will run short of water as its roots won't have grown sufficently into the ground, but it can be done if you are on hand to be able to water at least twice a week or so during dry periods for the first year.

a 3cm high seedling
The trees will be supplied in a plastic pot that is in proportion to the size of the tree. If you do not wish to plant it out at the time of purchase you can retain it in the pot for some time provided it is kept well watered in the summer. Do not rely on rainfall as this will not usually be sufficent to soak the pot, and in mid summer they will need watering every day. They like plenty of water and unlike the Giant Redwood, these trees can have their foliage sprayed whilst watering.

Dawn Redwood Dawn Redwood aka Metasequoia glyptostroboides
The Dawn Redwood, being a smaller tree than the other two Redwoods, is often considered as being more suitable for the average garden. It has a more delicate and very attractive foliage and being deciduous it provides a stunning orange/golden display in the autumn before the leaves drop.

It will grow in most soil conditions and addtionally it is very tolerant of very damp conditions, making it ideal for those hard to fill boggy areas. It it often mistaken for the Swamp Cypress which actually grows in marshy areas.

Bear in mind that despite its fine and delicate form, this will still grow into a fairly substantial tree, although it can be clipped to control its growth.

Centimetres Price In Stock?
60 - 90 £25
90 - 120 £35
120 - 150 £45
150 - 180 £60
180 - 220 £80
The height does not include the pot size, in other words it is the size of the tree from the base of its stem to the tip of the leader.

These are very good trees for bonsai, this is often done with a cluster of saplings to produce a mini-wood effect.

Early autumn to very early spring is the ideal planting time. Early to late summer planting is risky because the tree will run short of water as its roots won't have grown sufficently into the ground, but it can be done if you are on hand to be able to water every day during dry periods for the first year.
The trees will be supplied in a plastic pot that is in proportion to the size of the tree. If you do not wish to plant it out at the time of purchase you can retain it in the pot for some time provided it is kept well watered in the summer. Do not rely on rainfall as this will not be sufficent to soak the pot, and in mid summer they will need watering every day. They like plenty of water and they really do not cope well with running completely dry, they will wilt very quickly under such conditions. Unlike the Giant Redwood, these trees can have their foliage sprayed whilst watering. If a disaster strikes and you have allowed the pot to run dry for some time, do not discard the tree. Even if it loses all its foliage it may recover in the following spring and form a new leader. I have resurrected a number of Dawn Redwood that suffered such neglect while I was away on holiday.

 
Contact Us

Please email your requirements, including the type(s) of Redwood and size(s) you require to:

ron@redwoodworld.co.uk

I do NOT pass email addresses on to any other party.


Tree Delivery / Collection


Note though that if you buy some trees I can only deliver in the Essex area (for cost of petrol),
or you will need to collect them yourself from my home town of Rayleigh.
You can lay the trees down in the back of your car as shown below.


You are welcome to collect your tree from my home address in Rayleigh, South East Essex (SS6). Alternatively I am willing to deliver to most areas in Essex for a small charge to cover the petrol. Delivery or collection would have to be during evenings or weekends, as I have a day job!


Transporting even quite tall saplings can be quite straightforward. They do not have to travel upright in your car, just measure the amount of room you have from the end of the hatchback to the front. It doesn't cause any harm to the tree, they are pretty resilient. I have successfully used this method for many a delivery!

Please email your requirements to: ron@redwoodworld.co.uk


Finding and Photographing

All that is needed to find Giant Redwood trees (Wellingtonia) is a good pair of eyes and a good map.