Coastal redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)
Sequoia sempervirens (Coastal redwood) is a very tall fast growing evergreen coniferous tree. It is native to coastal forest in California and Oregon, United States. It has a columnar upright shape with horizontal or pendulous branches. The bark is thick and soft and the foliage similar to yew. Redwoods are the tallest trees and include some of the oldest trees in the world.
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Plant profileCommon name: Coastal redwood
Scientific name: Sequoia sempervirens
Plant type: Trees
Habit: Columnar / Upright
Height: Higher than 15m
Spread: 3m - 8m
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Clay, Loam
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: Architectural
Planting type: Low Maintenance
How to plant
Sequoia is useful in large places where a tall fast growing tree is needed. It is one of the few conifers that will make new shoots in a trunk or branch with no leaves. Most of the conifers will simply die if the trunk is left with no leaves.
Sequoia grows in climates with cool summers and it tolerates wind and pollution.
Sequoias are reproduced by seeds. Should be stratified and sown in spring.
They can also be reproduced by softwood cuttings in Summer or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer or autumn.