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Weeping Giant Sequoia

Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Pendulum'

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Weeping Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Pendulum') at Moana Nursery

Weeping Giant Sequoia

Weeping Giant Sequoia

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Weeping Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Pendulum') at Moana Nursery

Weeping Giant Sequoia

Weeping Giant Sequoia

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Bigtree, Sierra Redwood


A stunning accent tree with dramatically weeping branches off a rigidly upright form; lovely red-brown, spongy bark and aromatic foliage make this a beautiful accent for the right space; give it a prominent place in the yard

Ornamental Features

Weeping Giant Sequoia has green foliage. The fragrant scale-like leaves remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The furrowed brown bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping Giant Sequoia is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and may require the occasional pruning to look its best. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping Giant Sequoia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Weeping Giant Sequoia will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Articulation 
Texture  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.