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Sequoia sempervirens

Common Name(s):

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

Has  naturally rot resistant wood. State tree of CA (along with Sequoiadendron gigantea)

Form: Densely branched; gracefully pyramidal in youth; loses lower branches with age

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#full sun#rapid growth rate#moist soil#NC native#well-drained soil#long lifespan#Braham Arboretum
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#full sun#rapid growth rate#moist soil#NC native#well-drained soil#long lifespan#Braham Arboretum
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sequoia
    Species:
    sempervirens
    Family:
    Sequoioidaea
    Distribution:
    Western North America
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Oblong seed cones
  • Flowers:
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    .75 to 1 in. egg shaped cones
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    White
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Leaf is spirally arranged with two whitish stripes on underside.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Light Brown
    Red/Burgundy
    Surface/Attachment:
    Furrowed
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Winter Garden