Sequoia sempervirons ‘Chapel Hill’

September 26, 2010

sequoia sempervirons 'chapel hill'

There is a cultivar of Sequoia sempervirons that has performed very well in the Piedmont of NC. About 26 years ago I planted a 1 gal rooted cutting of a sequoia that had survived a cold winter in Chapel Hill. The tree grew horizontally for about 3 years and then threw up a leader that has grown ever since. The tree was in part shade provided by a large red oak tree. Now the Sequoia is even taller than the oak and my guess it that it is now 60 ft tall. The bark is thick and spongey. Overall, this tree offers a mountain feel to the property.

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