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I have a friend who left a Redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum) sapling out in the cold and snow a few months ago. It's still alive- it has some green needles still- but it's slowly getting browner and browner. What can be done to revitalize it?

It's about 8 inches tall, and under 6 months old. It's been in its current pot for about 2 months.

Picture of the tree Here's a picture of the tree. It looks like it's planted in sand, which would be bad, but it's an even mixture of sand, potting soil, and mulch. The soil and mulch has just been washed below the sand.

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  • water it and wait, trees have amazing recovery powers but need time to do so. Gardeners often lack patience...
    – kevinskio
    May 3, 2015 at 12:49
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    I would wait until the end of summer. If no growth happens by then the plant is probably dead. How about a pictures of the plant?
    – kevinskio
    May 4, 2015 at 12:38
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    I just added a picture. May 5, 2015 at 18:03
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    Looks like a going concern to me. I think it is well worth waiting to see if you get some new growth
    – kevinskio
    May 5, 2015 at 19:08
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    Ok. I'll let my friend know, and keep this question updated as it changes. Thank you! May 5, 2015 at 19:18

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I don't think frost will damage it.

I noticed that on spring the Redwood tend to brownish, but later in end spring it will return green (blue green at the beginning).

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  • Thank you. If you can provide some references, or outside evidence of credibility, I'll mark this as the answer. Jun 9, 2016 at 21:14

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