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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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Redwood Tree Saplings for Sale
As an enthusiast growing Redwood trees I decided to offer some for sale as a means of offsetting the expense of running the web site and growing and planting out these magnificent trees. Those listed on this page are saplings that are excess to my own planting out needs.

Delivery in the Essex area only (for cost of petrol), or you will need to collect them yourself from my home town of Rayleigh, South East Essex (SS6). (You can lay the trees down in the back of your car as shown below). The important point is that I have no facility for posting trees.

Heights do 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.

Planting is best done during early autumn to very early spring. It can be done at any time of year, but early to late summer planting is risky if you are not able to water the tree several times a week during dry periods for the first season. This is because its roots won't have grown sufficently into the ground to find their own water supply.

Email with the reference number of the trees you wish to buy (and details of your location if you want me to deliver to you in the Essex area) to:

ron@redwoodworld.co.uk

This page is split into each of the three Redwood types
Scroll down or click on the link or the photograph to find the type you require:
Giant Redwood Sequoiadendron giganteum
Also known as:
  Giant Redwood
  Wellingtonia
  Giant Sequoia
Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens
Also known as:
  Coast Redwood
  California Redwood

Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Also known as:
  Dawn Redwood
Giant Redwood
Giant Redwood
Coast Redwood
Coast Redwood
Dawn Redwood
Dawn Redwood

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An ideal present, but remember - a tree is for life and not just for Christmas!


 

Giant Redwood Giant Redwood aka Wellingtonia / Giant Sequoia / Sequoiadendron giganteum Top of page
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.

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. Avoid spraying water on the foliage as this can encourage fungal growth on very young saplings of Giant Redwood.






Sequoiadendron giganteum
Also known as:
  Giant Redwood
  Wellingtonia
  Giant Sequoia


Sapling Number: 902
Height (not including pot): 80cm (2 feet 8 inches)

Price: 40


A superb specimen of Giant Redwood.

This sapling was grown from a seed obtained from the large Wellingtonia near the windmill in Upminster.

It is in a large but easy to manage double-handled pot (35 litre) in which it would be happy to continue growing for at least another year.

Delivery and collection information is at the top of this page.


Click on the photograph to see the high resolution version



Click on the photograph to see the high resolution version


Sequoiadendron giganteum
Also known as:
  Giant Redwood
  Wellingtonia
  Giant Sequoia


Sapling Number: 421
Height (not including pot): 84cm (2 feet 9 inches)

Price: 40


A nice specimen of Giant Redwood with a slight kink in the stem where it tried to grow two leaders but this will grow out in time.

It is in a large but easy to manage double-handled pot (35 litre) in which it would be happy to continue growing for at another year or two.

Delivery and collection information is at the top of this page.




Click on the photograph to see the high resolution version






Sequoiadendron giganteum
Also known as:
  Giant Redwood
  Wellingtonia
  Giant Sequoia

Sapling Number: 299
Height (not including pot): 1.05m (3 feet 6 inches)

Price: 40


This is a Giant Redwood that is flourishing although it is a little sparse of foliage on one side, and the stem has a slight kink to it, as can be seen in the photograph. As the tree grows these should prove to be insignificant.

It is in a large but easy to manage double-handled pot (35 litre) in which it would be happy to continue growing for at least another year.

Delivery and collection information is at the top of this page.


Click on the photograph to see the high resolution version


Coast Redwood Coast Redwood aka Californian Redwood / Sequoia sempervirens Top of page
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.

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.

If you do not plant out the tree straight away, do not rely on rainfall during the hot summer months as this will not usually be sufficent to soak the pot. In mid summer the pot will need watering every day. They like plenty of water and unlike the Giant Redwood, these trees can have their foliage sprayed whilst watering.






Sequoia sempervirens
Also known as:
  Coast Redwood
  Californian Redwood

Sapling Number: 415
Height (not including pot): 2.1m (7 feet)

Price: 50


This is the largest Coast Redwood I have. You can lay the trees down in the back of your car as shown below but please check that your vehicle is long enough to transport this sapling, you will need to add another 60cm for the pot height.

Delivery and collection information is at the top of this page.


Click on the photograph to see the high resolution version



Click on the photograph to see the high resolution version




Sequoia sempervirens
Also known as:
  Coast Redwood
  Californian Redwood

Sapling Number: 382
Height (not including pot): 1.95m (6 feet 4 inches)

Price: 45


This Coast Redwood has a slight curve to the stem.

It is in a large but easy to manage double-handled pot (35 litre).

Delivery and collection information is at the top of this page.







Sequoia sempervirens
Also known as:
  Coast Redwood
  Californian Redwood

Sapling Number: 434
Height (not including pot): 1.75m (5 feet 9 inches)

Price: 45


This superb specimen of Coast Redwood is in a large but easy to manage double-handled pot (35 litre).

Delivery and collection information is at the top of this page.


Click on the photograph to see the high resolution version



Click on the photograph to see the high resolution version




Sequoia sempervirens
Also known as:
  Coast Redwood
  Californian Redwood

Sapling Number: 320
Height (not including pot): 1.7m (5 feet 7 inches)

Price: 30


This is a Coast Redwood that is flourishing but has grown with its stem not as straight as I would like, hence its reduced price of 30. It's one that I should have straightened as it was growing but unfortunately it got neglected. It is in excellent health and growing quickly. It would be a simple matter to straighten it if you prefer to do so, by tying to a cane.

Delivery and collection information is at the top of this page.



Dawn Redwood Dawn Redwood aka Metasequoia glyptostroboides Top of page
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. 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).

It will grow in most soil conditions and addtionally it is 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.


If you do not plant out the tree straight away, do not rely on rainfall during the hot summer months as this will not usually be sufficent to soak the pot. In mid summer the pot will need watering every day. They like plenty of water and unlike the Giant Redwood, these trees can have their foliage sprayed whilst watering.

They do not cope well with a completely dry pot and they will wilt very quickly under such conditions, but if a disaster strikes do not discard the tree because, 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 and completely recovered the following year.






Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Also known as:
  Dawn Redwood

Sapling Number: 405
Height (not including pot): Height: 1.9m (6 feet 3 inches)

Price: 50


This is a superb example of a Dawn Redwood.

It is in a pot that is a little unstable so would benefit from being planted before the winter winds otherwise you will be forever picking up the darned thing!

Delivery and collection information is at the top of this page.


Click on the photograph to see the high resolution version



Click on the photograph to see the high resolution version




Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Also known as:
  Dawn Redwood

Sapling Number: 435
Height (not including pot): 2.4m (7 feet 10 inches)

Price: 80


This is a Dawn Redwood that is a superb example of its type.

It is in a large but easy to manage double-handled pot (35 litre).

Delivery and collection information is at the top of this page.







Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Also known as:
  Dawn Redwood

Sapling Number: 436
Height (not including pot): 1.85m (6 feet)

Price: 60


This is a Dawn Redwood that is that is another superb example of its type.

It is in a large but easy to manage double-handled pot (35 litre).

Delivery and collection information is at the top of this page.


Click on the photograph to see the high resolution version







Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Also known as:
  Dawn Redwood

Sapling Number Height (not including pot)
460 1.3m (4 feet 3 inches)
461 1.5m (5 feet)
462 1.33m (4 feet 4 inches)

Price: 25 each
or 3 for 60


These three great example of Dawn Redwood are offered as a set beacuse of their similar size and pots, but are available separately.

Delivery and collection information is at the top of this page.






 
Contact Us

Please email with the reference number of the tree(s) you wish to buy
and details of your location if you want me to deliver to you in the Essex area to:

ron@redwoodworld.co.uk or
redwoodron61@yahoo.co.uk

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


Tree Delivery / Collection


Please 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, South East Essex (SS6).
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!


Finding and Photographing

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