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This site refers to the three types of Redwood by the names commonly used in the U.K:
Giant Redwood Giant Redwood / Giant Sequoia / Wellingtonia Sequoiadendron giganteum
Coast Redwood Coast Redwood / Redwood Sequoia sempervirens
Dawn Redwood Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides
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Redwood Tree Saplings

As an enthusiast growing Redwood trees I decided to offer some for sale as a means of offsetting the expense of running the web site and growing and planting out these magnificent trees. Those listed on this page are saplings that are excess to my own planting out needs.

Email with the reference number of the trees you wish to buy (and details of your location if you would like me to deliver) to:
ron@redwoodworld.co.uk
or
redwoodron61@yahoo.co.uk

Delivery in the Essex area and some parts of Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Kent (for cost of petrol), or you are welcome to collect them yourself from my home town of Rayleigh, South East Essex (SS6). (You can lay the trees down in the back of your car as shown below).

The important point is that I have no facility for posting trees.

Heights do not include the pot size, in other words it is the size of the tree from the base of its stem to the tip of the leader.

Planting is best done during early autumn to very early spring. It can be done at any time of year, but early to late summer planting is risky if you are not able to water the tree several times a week during dry periods for the first season. This is because its roots won't have grown sufficiently into the ground to find their own water supply.

Giant Redwood / Wellingtonia / Giant Sequoia / Sequoiadendron giganteum
 
Giant Redwoods: 576

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Height: 0.57m (not including pot)
Price: £45
Photo taken: June 2024
Giant Redwoods: 628

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RESERVED
Height: 0.5m (not including pot)
Price: £40
Photo taken: June 2024
In a 32cm pot
Grown from a seed from the Upminster tree
Giant Redwoods: 631

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RESERVED
Height: 0.42m (not including pot)
Price: £35
Photo taken: April 2024
In a 32cm pot
Grown from a seed from the Upminster tree
Giant Redwoods: 633

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RESERVED
Height: 0.5m (not including pot)
Price: £40
Photo taken: June 2024
In a 32cm pot
Grown from a seed from the Upminster tree

Dawn Redwood / Metasequoia glyptostroboides

None Available for sale
Dawn Redwood: 606

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Height: 01.75m (not including pot)
Price: £50
Photo taken: April 2024
Dawn Redwood: 604

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Height: 1.5m (not including pot)
Price: £55
Photo taken: June 2024
Dawn Redwood: 563

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Height: 2.9.m (not including pot)
Price: £75
Photo taken: June 2024
In a 30 litre pot with handles

Coast Redwood / Sequoia sempervirens
Coast Redwood: 594

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Height: 1.04m (not including pot)
Price: £35
Photo taken: April 2024
In a 32cm pot
 

 
Contact Us / Tree Delivery / Collection

Please email with the reference number of the tree(s) you wish to buy (and details of your location if you want me to deliver to you) to:

ron@redwoodworld.co.uk or
redwoodron61@yahoo.co.uk

I do NOT pass email addresses on to any other party.


Please note that I can only deliver in the Essex area and some parts of Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Kent (for cost of petrol)
Otherwise you are welcome to collect them yourself from my home town of Rayleigh, South East Essex (SS6).
You can lay the trees down in the back of your car as shown below.




Transporting even quite tall saplings can be quite straightforward. They do not have to travel upright in your car, just measure the amount of room you have from the end of the hatchback to the front. It doesn't cause any harm to the tree, they are pretty resilient. I have successfully used this method for many a delivery!

 Here is a brief description of each of the types of Redwood tree and the conditions they prefer.
Giant RedwoodGiant Redwood aka Wellingtonia / Giant Sequoia / Sequoiadendron giganteum Top of page
Giant Redwood
Giant Redwood
This is my favourite of the Redwoods and is of course the most massive of all trees, although you would need to live for thousands of years to see it at its most immense.

As a young tree it will have a highly attractive conical form with reasonably dense foliage. As the decades go by it will grow to become a majestic landmark tree, and will reveal its reddish brown trunk and wonderful soft bark. The rate of growth is not as dramatic or over-powering as you might expect, perhaps five or six years after planting out it may be around ten to fifteen feet tall.

If you are concerned about trees being blown over in gales then this is certainly a tree for you. It is one of the sturdiest of all trees, they rarely topple due to high winds. A good example of how they ride out the fiercest storms can be seen in this picture taken at Emmett's House after the 1987 storm. They will grow on most soils but have a preference for well drained ground. They will not survive on ground that is regularly water logged or boggy. A little flooding though, for a few weeks every couple of years for example, will not kill it as can be seen here.

Remember not to over-water Giant Redwoods, they don't like sitting in soggy compost for too long and are happy to run quite dry between waterings. Avoid spraying water on the foliage as this can encourage fungal growth on very young saplings of Giant Redwood.


Here are some fine examples that can be found in the Essex/Suffolk area:
Chelmsford - Hylands Park
Colchester - Acland House
Danbury - Graces Lane
Great Baddow - High Street
Great Dunmow - Fire Station
Havering-atte-Bower - Havering Park
Upminster Windmill
Lowestoft - Somerleyton Hall
Coast Redwood Coast Redwood aka Californian Redwood / Sequoia sempervirens Top of page
Coast Redwood
Coast Redwood
The Coast Redwood is the tallest of all trees, not quite as massive as the Giant Redwood since the trunk, although it will grow very wide in time, does not have quite the same girth. It has a less tidy form than the Giant Redwood and the bark is not quite as soft. Nevertheless it is in fact the tree that the Americans refer more frequently as the Redwood. In my experience the rate of growth, particularly vertically, is far greater than the Giant Redwood.

The Coast Redwood is far more tolerant of boggy conditions than the Giant, and correspondingly is a little less tolerant of extremely dry mid-summers. It is worth bearing this in mind when choosing your location; best to avoid places that become desperately dry dust bowls in the summer.

If you do not plant out the tree straight away, do not rely on rainfall during the hot summer months as this will not usually be sufficient to soak the pot. In mid summer the pot will need watering every day. They like plenty of water and unlike the Giant Redwood, these trees can have their foliage sprayed whilst watering.

Here are some fine examples that can be found in the Essex/Suffolk area:
Colchester - Castle Park
Halstead - Broaks Wood
Ipswich - Playford Road
Lowestoft - Somerleyton Hall
Dawn Redwood Dawn Redwood aka Metasequoia glyptostroboides Top of page
Dawn Redwood
Dawn Redwood
The Dawn Redwood, being a smaller tree than the other two Redwoods, is often considered as being more suitable for the average garden. It has a more delicate and very attractive foliage and being deciduous it provides a stunning orange/golden display in the autumn before the leaves drop. Bear in mind that despite its fine and delicate form, this will still grow into a fairly substantial tree (although it can be clipped to control its growth).

It will grow in most soil conditions and additionally it is tolerant of very damp conditions, making it ideal for those hard to fill boggy areas. It is often mistaken for the Swamp Cypress which actually grows in marshy areas.


If you do not plant out the tree straight away, do not rely on rainfall during the hot summer months as this will not usually be sufficient to soak the pot. In mid summer the pot will need watering every day. They like plenty of water and unlike the Giant Redwood, these trees can have their foliage sprayed whilst watering.

They do not cope well with a completely dry pot and they will wilt very quickly under such conditions, but if a disaster strikes do not discard the tree because, even if it loses all its foliage, it may recover in the following spring and form a new leader. I have resurrected a number of Dawn Redwood that suffered such neglect while I was away on holiday and completely recovered the following year.


Here are some fine examples that can be found in the Essex/Suffolk area:
Colchester - Castle Park
Colchester - Sports Ground
Dedham - St Mary the Virgin church

An offer of free trees for public spaces:

I have a number of Redwood trees (of all three types) that I sowed to mark the birth of a grandchild and I'm now in need of places where I can plant them out that are publicly accessible but reasonably safe, such as parks or large public gardens, in Essex (preferably in the South East of the county) They are around 2-3 metres in height.

If you are involved in running or managing such a location that would benefit from having a Redwood tree please email me.
Example 1 - Dawn Redwood Tree no. 550

This is a stunning specimen that's bursting to be planted out. It is 3 metres tall and its stem at the base is 5.5cm diameter. It's in a 30 litre pot with handles, and it's growing so vigorously that it is pushing its root ball out of the pot!
Example 2 - Coast Redwood Tree no. 587

This vigorously growing Coast Redwood is a superb example of its type. It's 2 metres tall and its stem at the base is 4.5cm diameter. It is in a 30 litre pot with handles and, although has room for another season's growth, it would benefit from being planted out as soon as possible.
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These two trees are now on reserve for a place in Colchester - but I do have other specimens.
Please write if you have a suitable public location.


Finding and Photographing

All that is needed to find Giant Redwood trees (Wellingtonia) is a good pair of eyes and a good map.