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A Weeping Giant Sequoia Delivers Real Interest To Any Landscape

A Weeping Giant Sequoia Delivers Real Interest To Any Landscape

Weeping Giant SequoiaSequoiadendron giganteum ‘Pendulum’, or weeping giant sequoia is such an eye catching element in any garden or landscape, it really delivers panache.  This weeping sequopia is tall, narrow, pillar, will lean and twist, and develops a shape that is totally unique to itself. The short, pendulous, mane-like branches can be directed to grow into a variety of shapes.

The branches on this selection are tightly pendulous and conform to the twisting or leaning trunk. This is a living sculpture where no two will ever grow the same. The pendulous giant redwood is captivating in any garden or landscape due to its unusual form, and when located in larger spaces it can be planted in small groups of three to seven creating living art. Planted in a lawn emphasizes the captivating form but it is equally effective looming over perennials, especially grasses and fine textured plants. This tree is very eye catching.

How To Make Your Weeping Giant Sequoia Thrive

This evergreen tree grows best in full sun. It prefers a well-drained or sandy soil, but will tolerate clay if drainage is adequate. Once established it is drought tolerant. Little pruning is needed…Pruning can ruin its beautiful form so proceed with caution.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering should be reduced after the roots are established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

General Weeping Giant Sequoia Information

Garden Uses

A weeping giant sequoia is a larger, lusher, alternative to the weeping atlas cedar with a broader range of climate tolerance. This is a wonderful focal point in either the front yard or back. It is so exceptional when used in conjunction with natural water features, or reflecting pools. It is agood choice for Japanese gardens, and in a naturalistic woodland setting.

Quick Facts

  • Plant Type: Conifer
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Growth Habit: Narrow, weeping
  • Plant Height: 20 to 30 foot
  • Plant Width: 4 foot
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Hardiness Zones: Zones 6 to 9
  • Light Exposure: Full sun
  • Water Requirements: Drought tolerant when established
  • Soil Condition: Acidic, clay, loamy, neutral, sandy, slightly alkaline, well drained
  • Special Features: North American native, drought tolerant

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