AWARD

SEQUOIA sempervirens

Commonly known as California redwood, Coast redwood

Large majestic tree with slightly drooping branches
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Hard, linear, sharp-pointed, deep-green leaves 2cm (¾in) long, silvery white beneath are 2-ranked. On very strong shoots the leaves are scale-like.
  • Height
    30m (100ft)
  • Spread
    9m (28ft)
  • Conifer
    Cones are spherical-cylindrical. The terminal, mid-green female cones 3cm (1¼in) long ripen in their first autumn. The tiny axillary and terminal brownish green male cones grow to about 5mm (¼in) long.
  • Tree
    Thick, fissured, soft, red-brown bark. Shoots are mid-green, turning red-brown.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Dappled shade.

SEQUOIA sempervirens

 
  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Endangered in the wild
    These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction.
    Endangered
    Good to know
    Given optimum conditions ultimately to 112m (365ft)
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    USA (California, Oregon)
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Conical
    Columnar-conical
30m (100ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  9m (28ft)
 

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