Seed request

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  1. AlexM

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    Greetings,

    Newbie here, i would like to say i am thrilled forums like this exist, my problem or shall i say quest for Sequoia seeds began when seven pine trees were cut down in front of my building here in Slovenia.
    I found out that a there have been some Sequoia trees planted 100 years ago, here is a picture of one;
    http://www.destinacije.com/slika_na...lder=Slike-Slovenija-FloraiFauna&cp=25&s=Next

    It is Sequoiadendron giganteum (43m) and i would like to know hot to get me some seeds, since Sequoia semprevirens cannot be cultivated here?
     
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    Super pictures. Beautiful country. Sorry can't help with seeds. good luck getting what you want.
     
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    woodschmoe Active Member 10 Years

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    Really? I wouldn't have guessed that. Good luck with getting seeds. The Sequoias are really impressive trees.
     
  5. AlexM

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    Well that is what somebody had said on a botanical forum here, and i was just going to order some.
     
  6. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I'd agree, the winters are a little too cold* for long-term successful cultivation of Sequoia semprevirens; it would probably grow OK for a few years and then get cut back or killed by a severe winter. Note the -28°C absolute minimum, that'd kill Sequoia. But Sequoiadendron will be OK.

    * stats: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/city_guides/results.shtml?tt=TT004670
     
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    Interesting. Thanks for that info.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It is easy to buy young plants in Britain, and with free plant transfer within the EU, you should be able to import them easily. Might be fairly expensive, though.
     
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    I know, and with low germination,about 40%, that is kind of expensive, will wait tho for JLhudson or Datreestore :)
     

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