Miniature Sequoia, Miniature Giant Redwood 'Moonie Mini'

Sequoiadendron giganteum

Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sequoiadendron (see-kwoy-uh-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: giganteum (jy-GAN-tee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Moonie Mini

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Shrubs

Conifers

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Claremont, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Nov 24, 2013, IslandJim from Keizer, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Isn't "miniature sequoia" an oxymoron? Yep, thought so.

Positive

On Nov 22, 2013, Tessiess from Claremont, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

It has been doing really well in Claremont, CA (zone 9b) planted in a spot where it receives dappled sun most of the day. My plant came from Forest Farm in a one gallon pot in February of 2013. As of November 2013, it is about 2 feet tall. I actually bought 2 other sequoia's from Forest Farm in February, another dwarf giant sequoia Blauer Eichwerg (planted in dappled sun), and the dwarf coast redwood Kelly's Prostrate (planted in full sun). Moonie's Mini and Kelly's Prostrate handled the inland empire summer heat quite well but Blauer Eichwerg was unhappy (browned leaf tips) when the heat arrived and has barely grown at all whereas the other two have visibly grown multiple inches and their foliage looks wonderful.

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