(Coastal Redwood) Sequoia sempervirens is a very tall, fast growing, evergreen tree with a distinctive narrow, conical shape native to the west coast of North America.
Native to the west coast of North America, Sequoia sempervirens is a very tall, fast growing, evergreen tree with a distinctive narrow, conical shape. They have a thick layer of soft, spongy, reddish bark that helps insulate the tree from wildfires in its natural habitat. Mature trees are capable of reaching more than 90 m in height and living for over 2000 years.
Sequoia sempervirens is a truly majestic tree and walking through a grove of these is akin to walking through a cathedral.
- Position: Full sun.
- Soil: Moist or well drained, fertile soil. Sequoia sempervirens does not enjoy shallow, chalky soils.
- Hardiness: Hardy. In the U.K Sequoia sempervirens appreciates some shelter from cold winds.
- Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
- Habit: Eventually a very tall tree with a conical, upright habit.
- Height: 50+ m (164 ft) in the U.K.
- Spread: 10 m (32 ft).
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Large (15m+)
- Growing Conditions
- Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Damp/Wet
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Ornamental Bark, Habit - Architectural