Giant Sequoia

Sequoiadendron giganteum

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  • Giant Sequoia | Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in Sequoia National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Giant Sequoia | Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in Sequoia National Park. Photo: NPS
  • Giant Sequoia | Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in Sequoia National Park. Photo: NPS
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Basic Information

Other names

Sierra Redwood, Giant Redwood

Order

Cupressales

Family

Cupressaceae

Size

150-275 ft

Leaf Color

Green

Leaf Arrangement

Sprial

Leaf Shape

Simple

Blooming Season

Spring - Summer

Bloom Color

Brown

Attracts

Photographers

Giant Sequoia Habitat

Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) grows in isolated groves in the western Sierra Nevada of California.

Giant Sequoia Facts

Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) are the world’s largest trees in terms of total volume. They can grow up to about 300 ft. tall and more than 56 ft. wide. Their bark is a reddish-brown can be 3 ft. thick. Giant Sequoias are the only living species in genus Sequoiadendron. Their wood is extremely resistant to decay, but also extremely brittle. That did not stop logging however, even though a felled Giant Sequoia would most often shatter on impact. There are total of 68 remaining groves of these majestic trees. To see up close, head to Yosemite or Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks.

Giant Sequoia Distribution



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