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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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Giant Redwood Coast Redwood James Hartley - December 2021
James wrote; Iím part of a small group called Yorkshire Redwoods, we are dedicated to growing Giant Sequoia by seeds collected from British trees. Last year (2020) we planted 300 Sequoia and this year we are planing to plant at least 400.

What a superb mission, I do wish you lots of luck with it. James can be found on instagram @yorkshire_redwoods.

Coast Redwood - January 2022

Coast Redwood - January 2022
Back in the summer of 2021, I donated two coast redwood trees to a Wakefield council tree officer. The ground has been really well prepared in a location with great sun and room to grow.

Iím very excited to see how fast they grow in the coming years.

Coast Redwood - January 2022
 

Coast Redwood Jason Clover - January 2022

Coast Redwood - January 2022

Coast Redwood - January 2022
Jason wrote to ask about two growths from the base of the Sequoia that he planted twenty years ago. He wrote; I just want to give the very best environment for the trees so any advice I would appreciate.

Before seeing the photos, I recommended that he cut them off, and possibly try to propagate the cuttings if he was so inclined. However I had not appreciated their size and had assumed they were smaller soft cuttings not woody stems.

Coast Redwood - February 2022
Once I had seen the photograph of the stems I replied; "The large branches that have been growing a fair number of years on your Coast Redwood would probably not survive being chopped and replanted. Then again, Coast Redwood are very tenacious, it would be interesting to try plonking them in holes in the ground or large pots and seeing what happens. If kept very damp and the green foliage is reduced, perhaps they might just root.

Alternatively, you could discard the woody section of the removed sucker and plant just the upper foot or so of green stem - with Coast Redwood this is quite likely to take. One of the differences between the Giant Redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum) and the Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) is that while the latter can be propagated fairly readily from cuttings, the former very rarely does so."
Here is a page that clarifies a few more differences between these two types: Redwood Types Giant Redwood Coast Redwood

Jason went ahead and removed the stems, he said; I'm going to be brave and remove the wooded suckers. I have been holding this off because of the size they have become. I will also replant the top 2 foot of them, I will let you know if they take.

Good luck and I'm looking forward to hearing the results!

Coast Redwood Steven Cornwall - March 2022

Coast Redwood - March 2022
A few weeks ago I started to become interested in redwoods due to several YouTube videoís and decided I would look for more information online about redwoods and the UK and discovered your site which helped me decide to try growing my own.

After some thought I decided I would try to grow the coast redwood species so I bought some seeds from Chiltern seeds and planted right away as they came pre-chilled.

13 days later I was surprised to see the first seedling had germinated. I have planted about 50 or so seeds so I hope to have more soon enough.


It's great to hear that your sowing has been successful and thank you for sending the photograph. Even after growing hundreds of Redwood saplings, it is still a thrill to see one bursting through, with the promise of a fabulous landmark tree in the making! Good luck with the other seeds.

The seedling from yesterday has continued to grow though it still has the seed head attached but thatís not why I am contacting you again so soon, I wasnít sure if Iíd get any successful germinations so I ordered a young coast redwood and it just arrived and measures 37cm in height. Iím not sure how long I should keep it indoors but I am prepared for keep it indoors for the rest of this year and have it in the garden next year and hopefully find a good final spot sometime after that if all goes well.

Coast Redwood - March 2022
I would keep the sapling outside permanently now, however if it has been indoors perhaps the best thing to do is take it out during the day and bring it in overnight during the next few weeks so it becomes acclimatised, particularly as much of Southern Britain still has a slight risk of overnight frost during March.

The only other thing I would suggest is protecting it from high winds as it will take a few months to toughen up. Either a sheltered spot or use a stick during very windy periods. I also recommend repotting it, it will benefit from more root space and this will also make it more stable during breezy periods. Hope you find a good spot for planting out next year!
 
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