|only visible with a magnifying glass the
tips on these needles are translucent.
We have two fine specimens of Sequoiadendron giganteum, Wellingtonia or Giant Sequoia but, up until now, no specimens of the even taller Sequoia sempervirens or Dawn Redwood. So I started at the bottom and grew this baby (below) from seed. We have two and they are now around 7′ tall. Draped in ghostly fleece all last winter they should now be strong enough to go it alone. You can see them near the carpark.
I’m not alone in wanting to grow these magnificent trees from seed and this site http://www.redwoodworld.co.uk/talltales.htm provides some lovely anecdotal stories from around the world.