Origin: Coastal ranges of California & Oregon
Evergreen, conifer tree. Fast growth rate, 50 - 70' in height, 20 - 40'
spread. This is the world's tallest tree. It may grow to be over 300'
tan in it's native habitat. Pyramidal shape.
Pinnately compound leaf, alternate arrangement, linear to needle-
like leaflets, growing flat along 3 - 12" long pinna. Entire margins,
glabrous surface texture. Acute tips, 1/2 - 1 " in size. Bright glossy
green. Some cultivar: ' Aptos Blue' has blue-green foliage, while 'Santa
Cruz' is lighter blue and softer textured.
Full sun, and shade; Hardiness: Sunset zones: 4 - 9, 14 - 24.
Loam, moist, well drained.
High water needs.
Chelated iron, when foliage is chlorotic.
Remove trunk sprouts and for clearance.
barrier, foliage, foundation planting, right of way, screen, shade and
Does poorly under hot-dry conditions.
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