Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Pendulum’

weeping giant sequoia

Outstanding Qualities

Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Pendulum' is one of the most animate of all trees. The branches on this selection are tightly pendulous and conform to the trunk, which can be straight, but is more often twisting or leaning in one or more directions creating a living sculpture and no two will ever grow the same. The pendulous giant redwood is captivating in any garden or landscape due to its unusual form, and when space allows its is best planted in small groups of three to seven giving the impression of a congregation of ghostly individuals. Planted in a lawn emphasizes the captivating form but it is equally effective looming over perennials, especially grasses and fine textured plants. This is a tree that will not fail to be noticed.

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: chartreuse, gold, burgundy

Great Color Partners: dark green, blue, silver

Culture Notes

This sculptural tree grows best in full sun. It prefers a well-drained or sandy soil, but will tolerate clay if drainage is adequate. Once established it is drought tolerant. Little pruning is needed and pruning can ruin its beautiful form. Consult an expert pruner or take a local class before attempting to prune.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: conifer

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 to 9

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant when established