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Sequoia sempervirens 'Adpressa'

Phonetic Spelling
see-KWOY-uh sem-per-VY-renz
Description

When you think of a redwood tree, you tend to think big.  'Adpressa' is a slow-growing, dwarf selection of the species, only reaching heights of 6' tall.   It may only achieve heights and widths of 4' over a 10 year period.

The needles of  'Adpressa', which are shorter than the species, are creamy-white and tightly compressed against the twigs.   If pruning is not part of the regimen, it will take on the form of a broadly conical, open tree, by way of its upright shoots.  However, when pruning is regularly done, 'Adpressa' can be a fairly tight, bright white ball.  Regular pruning will also encourage additional new growth which is white. 

Although more cold hardy than the species, this hardy plant can be damaged by frost when young.

Young shoots and buds are tipped with creamy white tips.  

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sequoia
    Species:
    sempervirens
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Broad
    Conical
    Dense
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Cream/Tan
    White
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    .2 to .3 in. densely arranged needles
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Patio
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Hedge
    Mass Planting