Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Glaucum'
(Blue Giant Redwood) This blue form was first introduced to the United Kingdom in 1860 and two of the original specimens continue to thrive at Elvaston Castle near Derby.
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This blue Redwood was first introduced to the United Kingdom in 1860 and two of the original specimens continue to thrive at Elvaston Castle near Derby. A rare selection with steel-blue foliage and chestnut red bark when established, Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Glaucum' also seems to have a slightly more narrow habit then a classic Sequoiadendron giganteum when young.
A spectacular and unusual cultivar with fetching blue-grey foliage.
- Position: Full sun.
- Soil: Moist or well drained, fertile soil. Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Glaucum' does not enjoy shallow, chalky soils.
- Hardiness: Very hardy.
- Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
- Habit: Eventually a very tall tree with a conical, upright habit.
- Height: 50+ m (164 ft) in the U.K.
- Spread: 10 m (32 ft).
- Notes: Once established, Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Glaucum' are resistant both to wind and drought.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Mature Size
- Tree - Large (over 50 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Acid
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Leaf Colour - Blue/Silver, Rare and Unusual