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Sequoia sempervirens 'Soquel'

Common Name(s):

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

Coast  Redwood is a needled evergreen tree native to the pacific coast areas. A pyramidal evergreen tree with reddish brown bark and horizontal branches that curve upwards at the tips. Its finely textured needles are dark green with bluish or grayish undersides. The color holds well in winter. It prefers moist, rich, humusy, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. It grows best in areas of cool, consistent temperatures and moist to wet soils. It generally doesn't grow well in the southeastern USA.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#evergreen
 
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#evergreen
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sequoia
    Species:
    sempervirens
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 50 ft. 0 in. - 90 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Seed cones 1.25 inch long and furrowed
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green foliage; bluish on the underside; holds color well in winter. 1 inch long flat green needles.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No