Weeping Giant Sequoia
Weeping Giant Sequoia
Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Pendulum'Item #7086 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
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Graceful, weeping branches make a statement in the landscape! Bold, rustic appearance becomes the focal point of the garden. Grown on a stake to display weeping habit. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Slow grower to 25 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide or wider.Key Feature:Deer ResistantBlooms:Does not flower
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:se-kwoy-a-DEN-dron gi-gan-TEE-umPlant type:ConiferDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 23Growth habit:Narrow, WeepingGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow grower to 25 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide or wider.Special features:Deer ResistantFoliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Does not flowerDesign IdeasA larger more lush alternative to the weeping atlas cedar with much more amenable climate tolerance. A stupendous single specimen as a focal point in front yard or back. Exceptional in conjunction with natural water features and reflecting pools. Choice selection for Japanese gardens and in a naturalistic woodland setting.Companion PlantsContrast the weeping form with the swordlike foliage of Bronze New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum Compactum') or a grassy element such as the Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'). A grouping of the extremely columnar Skyrocket Juniper (Juniperus virginiana 'Skyrocket') also makes a good upright statement.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Considered the most massive tree in the world yet it occurrs in just a few isolated groves on the west slope of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains at elevations from 4000 to 8000 feet. It is grouped with cousins the coast and dawn redwoods in the Taxodiaceae or cypress family. It was finally classified by John Buchholz, noted 20th century authority on conifers and professor of botany at Illinois. This weeping form is a nursery selection.