Redwood


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Common Name: Redwood
Botanical Name: Sequoia sempervirens (se-KWOI-a sem-per-VI-renz)
Decorative Life: Up to 45 days.
Post Harvest Care:
  • Because it can produce high amounts of ethylene, make sure it is stored at the proper temperature (33-35F) and/or do not store ethylene sensitive flowers in the same cooler.
Family Roots:
  • Member of the Cupressaceae (cypress family) with common relatives including giant sequoia, cypress, false-cypress, incense-cedar, arbor-vitae and juniper.
  • Native to within 20 miles of the Pacific coast of the US from central California to Oregon.
Availability: Year-round.
Flower Color: Not applicable.
Storage Specifics: Store wet or dry at 33-35F.
Tidbits:
  • Named after Sequoyah, son of an English trader and Cherokee mother and inventor of a syllabary for transcribing the Cherokee language.
Recent Findings: Tingley and Prince (1990) showed that this species produces much ethylene, especially when not held at proper low temperatures. Therefore, storing it with ethylene sensitive flowers and greens is questionable unless proper low temperatures are strictly maintained.