Sequoia sempervirens
Coast Redwood

Taxodiaceae (Taxodium Family)
Origin: Coastal ranges of California & Oregon

SPECIES CHARACTERISTICS:
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.
FOLIAGE:
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.
EXPOSURE:
Full sun, and shade; Hardiness: Sunset zones: 4 - 9, 14 - 24.
SOIL:
Loam, moist, well drained.
WATER:
High water needs.
FERTILIZER:
Chelated iron, when foliage is chlorotic.
PRUNING:
Remove trunk sprouts and for clearance.

PROPAGATION:
Seed -cuttings.
USES:

Accent, barrier, foliage, foundation planting, right of way, screen, shade and specimen.
COMMENTS:
Does poorly under hot-dry conditions.


 

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