Winter Care for Potted Sequoia Trees

Overview

Sequoia trees are the tallest tress in the world and, with a branch span of 35 feet, these trees are mammoth trees compared to all of their other ancestors. Growing to a height of 60 to 120 feet, these redwood trees are commonly found growing on the West Coast and the southernmost portions of the United States, but can also be found growing as potted trees across the nation. Potted sequoia trees can be grown year-round and require little effort throughout every season, including winter.

Step 1

Allow the potted sequoia tree to remain outdoors even during the winter moths. Place the planting container onto a solid surface such as a patio or deck to ensure stabilization during heavy winter winds and snows.

Step 2

Remove any snow that becomes clumped to the small branches on the sequoia tree sapling. Too much strain on the branches could cause breakage.

Step 3

Place a layer of straw around the base of the potted sequoia tree to protect the roots from the harsh temperatures.

Step 4

Continue watering the potted sequoia tree throughout the winter if the soil becomes dry to the touch.

Things You'll Need

  • Potted sequoia tree
  • Straw

References

  • Forest Service, Department of Agriculture: Sequoia sempervirens: Mature Coast Redwood
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