Sequoia Tree

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  • Ancient, Majestic Tree
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Full Sun)
  • Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 300 Feet

Sequoias are truly extraordinary trees–they are magnificent giants of the tree world. Their natural California habitat range falls within USDA Zone 9, in elevations between 4000 and 8000 ft, but they can be successfully grown outside of their native region in outdoor areas hardy to USDA Zone 6 and kept as young potted trees with a little extra care. With distinctive cinnamon-colored bark and growing to a massive size, Sequoias are truly awe-inspiring. Individual trees growing in their native environment can be thousands of years old, average a 40 ft spread, and grow hundreds of feet tall. 

Best Locations For Growing Sequoia Tree

Caring for a Sequoia tree in a pot will be crucial to providing it the support it needs to eventually be grown in a large, open sunny area. They are fast growers, often at a rate of 4 - 6 feet per year. You will need to acclimate your tree slowly to the outdoors, by providing a location that has partial shade and in a few weeks, slowly move it closer to an area that has full sun. Sequoias need to be planted in moist, very loose, well-draining soil. They will not tolerate dry or heavy clay soils or extreme temperature fluctuations. 

Sequoia Tree Sunlight Requirements

Place a young Sequoia tree in bright indirect light and gradually move it closer to direct sunlight over a few weeks; eventually, it will get acclimated to being in full sun the entire day. 

Sequoia Tree Care

Plant this tree in a well-draining soil, rich in organic matter with plenty of coconut coir and perlite to accelerate drainage. It will not tolerate dry soils, soggy soils, or extreme temperature fluctuations. Keep a regular eye on the moisture content of the soil by feeling a few inches into the pot. Place it in bright indirect light when you first receive your tree and slowly acclimate it to bright direct light. Because of their fast yearly growth rate, you may have to repot your Sequoia in a larger pot every year or two, eventually planting outdoors. 

Watering Sequoia Tree

Plant this tree in a pot that has plenty of drainage holes, keep the soil moist but not soggy, and avoid letting the soil completely dry out or become waterlogged. Regularly check the soil moisture with a soil probe or with your finger.

Feeding Sequoia Tree

High-salt fertilizers can burn your young tree roots, so avoid balanced fertilizers such as  10/10/10 or similar. Instead, you can apply organic fertilizers such as fish, alfalfa, or kelp formulas at a diluted strength.

Sequoia Tree Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Full Sun
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements:
Pet Friendly:
Kid Friendly:
Air Purifier: Moderate
Growth Rate:
Mature Height: 300 feet
Mature Spread: 40 feet
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green
Foliage Description: Blue Green Scale-Like
Temperature: ()
Humidity: 0
Common Name: Sequoia Tree
Other Name(s): Giant Redwood, Sierra Redwood, Sierran Redwood, California Big Tree
Scientific Name: Sequoiadendron giganteum
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.