Coast Redwood • Reaching heights greater than 365 feet, the magnificent Coast Redwood is not only the planet's tallest tree, but also one of its longest-lived, with life-spans of more than 2,000 years. At maturity, typical Coast Redwoods tower 175 to 300 feet, and have massive trunks 8 to 20 feet in diameter with deeply furrowed, reddish-brown bark. Only 5% of America's ancient Redwoods remain, most under State and Federal protection. Now is a great time to plant a Coast Redwood!
Giant Sequoia • In 1956, Congress proclaimed an ancient, 275 foot-tall Giant Sequoia standing in King’s Canyon National Park to be a National Shrine — the official, living Christmas Tree of the USA. Fact is, Sequoias much smaller than the “General Grant” make ideal Christmas Trees too! And with their perfectly conical shape and graceful, airy foliage, Giant Sequoias are prized also for ornamental planting. A very hardy tree that can grow in many climates, Giant Sequoias become ever more impressive with age.
Norway Spruce • Legend has it that British monk, St. Boniface, first introduced “Christmas Trees” to Germany in the 7th century. In America, Christmas Trees were seen as early as 1747. Today, millions of people from many nations participate in this centuries-old tradition! The Norway Spruce is one of North America and Europe’s most popular and widely-cultivated trees. Stately and tough, it is fast-growing and long-living, with gorgeous deep green needles and a spirelike form.