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botanical name:
Sequoia sempervirens
Sequoia sempervirens © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Coastal Redwood, Californian Redwood
family:  Cupressaceae
characteristics: conifer, evergreen
height: 100.00m
width: 9.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: green
flower colour:
fruit colour: brown
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Large conical or columnar tree becoming very tall with maturity, particularly in its native Californian forests. Thick, spongy reddish brown bark. Slightly down-swept branches and yew-like foliage having two opposite ranks of flattened linear, deep green leaves, silvery-white underneath. Female cones are rounded or ovoid, up to 3cm long, mid-green at first, ageing to brown.

cultivation:
Reasonably fertile, moist, well drained soil in sun or light dappled shade. Thrives very in the West of Britain, growing up to 1m. per year.

other notes:
Generally accepted to be the world's tallest living tree.

Official state tree of California.

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