Sold out

Giant Sequoia Seeds

PRODUCT TYPE: Natural Specimen

Grow a Giant Sequoia—the most massive tree in the world!

Each vial contains around half a dozen seeds, each crammed with all the genetic information to grow one of the largest organisms on Earth.

Be sure to study the proper growing/care instructions for your climate.

 

Species: Sequoiadendron giganteum

This species is the largest tree in the world by wood volume, limb thickness, and bark thickness. The current largest known tree in the world is a giant sequoia named General Sherman in California. Much larger sequoias have lived in the past, such as "Mother of the Forest", a tree which was debarked and subsequently died in1854 after living for 2,520 years. These trees are considered endangered. Help restore the giant sequoia population, but be sure to research the proper growing conditions for your region.

vial size may vary

$2.00

Pickup available at our Tulsa Storefront

Usually ready in 24 hours

Giant Sequoia Seeds

Default Title

FURTHER RESEARCH
INFORMATIONAL VIDEO
ONLINE RESOURCES
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
FURTHER RESEARCH
SEQUOIADENDRON GIGANTEUM

Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia; also known as giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Sierran redwood, Wellingtonia or simply big tree—a nickname also used by John Muir) is the sole living species in the genus Sequoiadendron, and one of three species of coniferous trees known as redwoods, classified in the family Cupressaceae in the subfamily Sequoioideae, together with Sequoia sempervirens (coast redwood) and Metasequoia glyptostroboides (dawn redwood). Giant sequoia specimens are the most massive trees on Earth. The common use of the name sequoia usually refers to Sequoiadendron giganteum, which occurs naturally only in groves on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.

The etymology of the genus name has been presumed—initially in The Yosemite Book by Josiah Whitney in 1868—to be in honor of Sequoyah (1767–1843), who was the inventor of the Cherokee syllabary. An etymological study published in 2012 concluded that Austrian Stephen L. Endlicher is actually responsible for the name. A linguist and botanist, Endlicher corresponded with experts in the Cherokee language including Sequoyah, whom he admired. He also realized that coincidentally the genus could be described in Latin as sequi (meaning to follow) because the number of seeds per cone in the newly-classified genus aligned in mathematical sequence with the other four genera in the suborder. Endlicher thus coined the name "Sequoia" as both a description of the tree's genus and an honor to the indigenous man he admired.

INFORMATIONAL VIDEO
CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
86%
(6)
0%
(0)
14%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
K
K.J. (Virginia, United States)

Kate gave this item 5 stars

D
D.C. (Virginia, United States)

Daniel gave this item 5 stars

M
M.A.

Great to have I can wait to study these seeds and grow

c
c. (Alabama, United States)

THANK U :)

u
u.a. (North Carolina, United States)

Thanks for being a great company and doing great things.

G
G. (California, United States)
Very special!

I purchased these for our school's teacher appreciation week. The theme is "From little seed grow mighty trees" and we will give each teacher some seeds. So unique and helps the earth at the same time.

J
J.D. (Michigan, United States)
Too soon

How can I write a review when I haven’t even planted the seeds yet ?

Authenticity Guaranteed

Everything we sell is verified authentic. We only deal with the most reputable collectors, and consult with our trusted network of scientists and experts.

Free Shipping

All orders of $50 or more qualify for free shipping in the US.

Easy Payments

We accept most cards, PayPal, After Pay, Apple/Google/Meta Pay, and crypto.

Simple Returns

Change your mind? No problem. Enjoy easy returns within 30 days.

Free Stickers

We toss a random science sticker in every online order

We use cookies to help people find our small business and have an enjoyable shopping experience.

Giant Sequoia Seeds

Giant Sequoia Seeds

$2.00