Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Von Martin' / Von Martin giant sequoia

Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Von Martin' is a dwarf, conical selection of giant sequoia with dense, uniform branching and uniquely colored seafoam-green foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 40 inches (1 m) tall and 24 inches (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 3 to 4 inches (7.5 - 10 cm), about 1-quarter the growth rate of the typical species.

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the 1990s. Despite being a choice selection, little is known of its origin, other than it's thought to have come from The Netherlands.

Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Von Martin' — a perfect pyramid at Stanley & Sons Nursery, Boring, Oregon.
Photo by David Olszyk
Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Von Martin' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by David Olszyk
Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Von Martin' — a closeup of foliage detail in winter.
Photo by David Olszyk

Comments

De Jong

Onze boom Sequoia von Martin doet het goed maar nu zijn er vorig jaar veel bruine takken in gekomen en de binnenkant en de onderkant zijn bruin geworden. Nu heb ik de bruine takken en onderste bruine takken eraf geknipt. Nu is de stam zichtbaar. Gaan die takken nog uitbotten of groeit deze boom alleen in de breedte en lengte?

Maxwell Cohn

Hello De ... sequoia's generally won't back-bud. They only grow from the terminal buds. You most likely won't see new growth from the trunk or deep into the branches.